Category: Theology

Hungry for the Homily

Preaching the Word of God has been an essential responsibility of the Church since the time of Saint Paul and the establishment of the first Christian communities. For Catholics today, the homily during Sunday liturgy remains a central moment of encounter with the Word of God. A good homily can be a source of insight and inspiration that can deepen the spiritual life of a congregation. Benedict XVI noted recently that good homilies help to “foster a deeper understanding of the word of God so that it can bear fruit in the lives of the faithful” (Sacramentum Caritatis).