- Oct 29, 2020
Catholics actually love to gripe about boring homilies, so much so that a 2019 book titled The Crisis of Bad Preaching called “hollow, vacuous preaching” perhaps “the most common complaint of Catholics around the world.”
In line with Pope Francis’s call to make homilies “shorter” and “not boring,” Vatican launches Clerus-App to help draft sermons.
Many people today are overwhelmed with life’s struggles and sufferings and aren’t encouraged by the necessary-but-unhelpful historical formulations of the Trinitarian mystery. On this Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, the Divine Family can be preached and taught and believers can see anew the intimacy, approachability, and love that God has for each of us.
The shocking brevity of a 27-word homily was a reminder that one problem with much Catholic preaching is simply that it goes on too long, in part because homilists sometimes don’t appear to weigh every word to determine if they’re actually necessary.
VATICAN CITY — Holiness doesn’t depend on superhuman powers, but rather demands a heart filled with courage, hope and grace that strives for conversion each and every day, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass on Tuesday. In fact, holiness is reached by taking tiny steps, like biting your tongue
Ever doze off during a particularly boring Sunday homily? You’re probably not alone. Even Pope Francis, as he ordained 19 men to the priesthood last year, urged priests to make their homilies more engaging. The pope, who regularly makes headlines with his off-the-cuff daily homilies, told the newbie priests to