Category Archives: Theology

Homecoming: The Guest of Honor

Although, as homilists, we are admonished to make the Pascal mystery the focus of the homily. While that’s a good general hermaneutic for the Sunday homily, bridging the Liturgy of the Word with the Liturgy of the Eucharist, my bereavement … Continue reading

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Culture and Tradition: What unites a family.

The Homilist Cannot Ignore Culture and Tradition When serving a large Italian family: four generations, 8 children, 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, and a chapel filled to overflowing, we become acutely aware that something really big is afoot, and it’s called tradition. … Continue reading

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