"The homily has special importance due to its eucharistic context: it surpasses all forms of catechesis as the supreme moment in the dialogue between God and his people which lead up to sacramental communion." - Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 137
In his recent apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis dedicates time to discuss the issue on homiletics. As a topic that affects many clergy men and parishioners, the Organization of Directors of Continuing of Priests of the Dioceses of the Episcopal Provinces of Los Angeles and San Francisco offers a weekly program for priests and deacons.
Recordings that provide an overview of the Lectionary readings for several weeks, according to the liturgical seasons.
Recordings in both English and Spanish, focusing on the readings for the following Sunday, are made available each week (usually by Tuesday noon).
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Laudato Si’ Action Platform Plan resources
The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a unique collaboration between the Vatican, an international coalition of Catholic organizations, and “all men and women of goodwill.” (LS 3) Taking a truly ground-up approach, it is rooted in the strengths and realities of communities around the world, empowering all to take “decisive action, here and now” as we journey towards a better future together. (LS 161)