Tag Archives: sermon

Some Good News: His Hermeneuticalness is back in the saddle again

Sometimes I post “good news” posts.  We all need good news for a change, right?
One piece of good news gets special notice today.
My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, PP of Margate, is posting more often again at his exceptional blog: The … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest combines Gospel and Sermon.

From a reader…
At mass on Sunday, after the congregation stood for the Gospel, the pastor asked us all to sit because he was going to combine his sermon with the Gospel. The best way to describe it is to say … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday Obligation for this 1st Sunday of Lent? Let us know!
For my part… well… here it is.   Since I am in LENTCAzT mode, I include … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarian gives homily at Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
It has happened at least two times now where our pastor has preached 30 second homily and then says, ” and now our resident seminarian will offer some words on today’s gospel. ” The seminarian then gives a … Continue reading

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FATHERS! Research about preaching – ACTION ITEM

I am not eager to do many posts like this, but here is an exception.  This interests me because of the state of preaching in these USA.
I received an email from a reader…
+ Hello, Father!
My name is Jenni Sigler and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a nun give a homily?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have a serious question. Should a nun w or wo a habit (I got wo habit of course) be allowed to give a homily by the priest who just got done reading the Gospel. I was under the impression … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a nun preach a homily?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last night the priest saying Mass, said that a nun who was the head of a Theology department at a university could dictate who had faculties to say a homily at the university church. So the such a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ sermon for the canonization

First, you might scan what I wrote back on 5 July 2013 about these canonizations.
Wherein Fr. Z explains what is really going on with the canonizations of John XXIII and John Paul II
I can add another element, below.  But let’s … 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 detailed notes … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Walking out of church because of the sermon.

From a reader:
Today, the priest gave an overtly political homily that I have no doubt you would have found highly inappropriate. Think Fr. Michael Pfelger of Chicago. I sat through it in stunned disbelief but some got up and left. … Continue reading

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Wherein I write of Requiem Masses, of death and prudence and perennial wisdom

I had a useful and edifying experience today.  In a way what happened today dovetails with what I experienced a week or so ago when I carried the Blessed Sacrament for Corpus Christi in the streets of … Continue reading

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“Seeking the truth meant more than the taunts of the world, so apparently clever.”

Benedict XVI’s sermon for Epiphany was “classic Ratzinger”.
I put the text with comments HERE.
Last Tuesday’s @Pontifex tweet project was: @Pontifex Holy Father, thank you for your Epiphany sermon!
During the Mass, Benedict consecrated four new bishops.  In his sermon, the Holy Father said:
The … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest walking around the church during his sermon

From a reader:
May a priest give his sermon off the altar and peripatetically — wander into the aisle of the nave to deliver it?

I am not aware that there is any legislation which specifically forbids a bishop, priest or deacon to … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Sermon for Chrism Mass: hits hard about priesthood, disobedience, zeal for souls

The Holy Father’s sermon for Holy Thursday Chrism Mass (in the morning, not the even “Last Supper” Mass).
UPDATE: This sermon is starting to get some sizzle.  The New York Times is out and the head line is “Pope Assails ‘Disobedient’ … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s sermon for Palm Sunday 2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s sermon for Palm Sunday. First, His Holiness gives us context and then he gives us some classic Ratzinger. My emphases and comments.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Palm Sunday is the great doorway leading into Holy Week, the week when the Lord Jesus makes … Continue reading

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