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Bp. Matano (D. Rochester) ends decades illicit practice of “lay preaching”

For your Brick by Brick file. From the Democrat and Chronicle: Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, clergy ceded the floor to laypeople for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Criticizing a priest’s homilies

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, our parish priest is a good man, well versed in Scripture, in the encyclicals. He is also charismatic. However, his preaching is dreadful. He uses the homily as an opportunity to teach and goes on … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What to do if sermons are heretical?

From a reader. QUAERITUR: What does a laywoman do if the Priest or layperson (this has happened) giving the homily at a mission starts promoting so called “same sex marraige” or trashing the teachings of the Church? Walk out? Take … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father’s sermons are simplistic

From a reader – QUAERITUR: The priest in my parish seems to be a very decent and holy Man; but his homilies are super simplistic and boil down to being good and faithful. He also tells a minimum of two jokes per homily. … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: What to do about bad homilies?

A reader writes asking about “bad homilies”: Every once in a while, you get a real clunker, one that isn’t just theologically weak, but turns what should be a feast into over microwaved junk. What is the proper response? You … Continue reading

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