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Pentecost Sermon, reposted.

As some people are telling me, apparently that second audio file I posted, along with some excerpts of the Pentecost Mass at Assumption Grotto in Detroit, didn’t show up on the iTunes feed.
I repost it here.  Sorry about that.

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Benedict XVI’s sermon for Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper

Pope Benedict’s sermon for the Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper.  My emphases and comments and I add some extra paragraph breaks.
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer” (Lk … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI’s Palm Sunday Sermon

With my emphases and comments:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Dear young people! [Pueri, indeed.  Palm Sunday has associations with World Youth Day, I believe.]
It is a moving experience each year on Palm Sunday as we go up the mountain with Jesus, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Video in place of sermon

From a reader:
Is it permissible to have a video homily, instead of an actual spoken homily by the priest or deacon? Now the message was from the [b]ishop of ____ and was about the annual sharing appeal, but it took … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can choir director teach a song at homily time?

From a reader:
I am a choir director and my pastor would like me to teach the congregation a song during the homily. He will introduce me and I come to the front and take over from there. I am uncomfortable … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest roams around to preach

From a reader:
We have a new pastor, and I am trying desperately to acclimatize myself to his liturgical style.  I’m wondering which things I should be concerned about and which I should just deal with.
1. When he give his … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: length of Sunday sermons

There was recently story on CNA about the "ideal" length of a Sunday sermon/homily. 
First, the person who proposed in a book that "8 minutes" is the Secretary for the Cong. for Bishops, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic. 
Second, while the Archbishop … Continue reading

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Did you hear a good Ash Wednesday sermon? Share a point.

If you heard an Ash Wednesday sermon which was worthwhile, share ONE SINGLE POINT you can recall for us, as concisely as possible… a single sentence, if possible.

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My Ash Wednesday sermon

My sermon for Ash Wednesday at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ.

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Pope Benedict XVI, Bishop of Rome

If I have a little time in the early morning I may try to parse some of the Holy Father’s Corpus Christi sermon at the Lateran.
In the meantime, it was nice to see him preach, seated as usual, and … Continue reading

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