January 8, 2013

A Lot to Accomplish in a Sunday Homily

Thomas Baker, Commonweal Magazine

There hasn’t been much comment here about the U.S. bishops’ recent document on preaching, Preaching the Mystery of Faith, approved at their November 2012 meeting. Since it represents a new direction in the bishops’ thoughts about the goal of Sunday preaching, I wonder what people think about the changes the bishops have recommended.

Preaching the Mystery of Faith is a sequel to the influential 1978 document from the bishops on preaching, Fulfilled in Your Hearing. The bishops say that “new circumstances within the Church at this historical moment call for us to build on this previous document.” What new circumstances?

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Catholic Church, Homily


October 17, 2013
'Poor Father' Syndrome
Mark Silk, Religion News Service
A decade ago, I heard a Catholic lawyer who’d made a career of representing religious institutions in sex abuse cases describe the difference between reporting a wayward clergyman to a Methodist or Episcopal bishop versus... more ››
A German big-spending Catholic bishop has flown to Rome to try and explain himself to humility advocate Pope Francis as he faces multiple calls to resign over his high-roller lifestyle.Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van... more ››
October 14, 2013
What Christian Unity Looks Like
Jordan Denari, dotCommonweal
Last week, here in Amman, we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi and the pope who bears his name. Parishes held large Masses, and the Franciscans friars at the well-known Catholic school Terra Sancta College... more ››