Category: Homilies

Short Catholic Homilies: Perseverance in Prayer
May 6, 2013

Short Catholic Homilies:  Perseverance in Prayer

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Summary:
In this short Catholic Homily we learn why God does not always grant all of our prayers quickly.
“ (Prayer) is like the fall of a tree in the woods under the blows of the axe: the tree will come down, but not at the first, the second, the tenth, or perhaps even the hundredth stroke.”
 
The Full Text of Short Catholic Homily: Perseverance in Prayer
Yet if he shall continue, knocking, I say to you, although he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend; yet because of his importunity he will rise; and give him as many as he needeth.

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Short Catholic Homilies: Reverence for the Holy Name of God
January 20, 2013

Catholic Homily: Reverence for the Holy Name of God

Summary of Catholic Homily
In this homily we first consider that even wretched sinners keep up appearances with God by practicing one of two good things (like abstaining from meat on Friday) or avoiding some particular sin.  …

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Short Catholic Homilies: The Catholic Home
January 12, 2013

Catholic Homily: The Catholic Home

Summary of a Catholic Homily for the Feast of the Holy Family.
A good homily for the Feast of the Holy Family.  In this homily we are given the comparison of a Priests duty to the altar with that of the husband and wife to the home.  …

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Short Catholic Homilies for Epiphany: Following God’s Guidance
January 6, 2013

Catholic Homily For Epiphany: Following God’s Guidance

Summary of Homily
This homily explains how to become like little Children in our relationship with God.  It explains how prayer is the means of spending time with God, listening to his every word in the depths of our heart in silence, the holy scriptures and the councils of the Saints and perfected, the importance of behaving in the same manner that God does, and obedience to our lawful superiors.…

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Short Catholic Homily : 2nd Week of Advent Cowardly Catholics
December 7, 2012

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Summary of Homily
St John the Baptist was praised by Jesus Christ our Lord for not yielding to human respect and preaching the truth.  The homilist points out that if our Lord came back today he would not find this same virtue even among those who are considered “good Christians.”  Our salvation depends on bearing witness to Christ.

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Short Catholic Homily : 1st Week of Advent St John the Baptist
December 3, 2012

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Sermon Summary
In this short traditional Catholic homily we learn about the virtuous parents of St John the Baptist.  We consider St John the Baptists remarkable virtues and receive an exhortation to take him as an intercessor in removing the obstacles in our life to Jesus Christ our Lord.…

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Short Catholic Homilies: Joy in God’s Service
November 8, 2012

Short Catholic Sermon : Joy in Gods Service

Editors Reflection :  Its easy to be grim in a world so afflicted with sin.  Discouragement comes when we fall from temptation and fear when we see how little progress we have made in possessing that true Charity and virtue which our Lord Jesus Christ has demanded of us.…

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Short Catholic Homilies: Catholic Evangelization
November 8, 2012

Short Catholic Sermon : Every Catholic Must Evangelize 
Editors Reflection:  This homily on Catholic Evangelization is over 100 years old, but does not need much adaption for the times today.    One of the terrible consequences of not preaching on Hell and eternal damnation regularly is a loss of the sense of urgency to bring conversion to those in darkness and repentance to those who having the true faith have lost all of their sanctifying grace by falling into grievous sin.…

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Short Catholic Homilies : Help the Poor Souls in Purgatory
October 28, 2012

 
Praying for the dead is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy.

We lose nothing, dear brethren, by praying for them; be assured we are rather the gainers, for not only do they pray for us, but more— our charity towards them deepens in our souls our love for God, and makes us thirst the more after virtue and holiness, and wins for us a higher place in heaven and a brighter crown of everlasting glory.…

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Short Catholic Homilies : Forgiving Injuries
October 21, 2012

To forgive offenses willingly is one of the 7 spiritual works of mercy, and it is one that we have a lot of opportunity to practice.
“If we bear malice towards anyone, we are not worthy of the name of Christians”  Transcript…
This Traditional Catholic Homily reminds us of what appears to be a most stern requirement, and one that is very at odds with our fallen human nature.  

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Short Catholic Homilies: The Value of Time
October 14, 2012

We have no time to waste!
“Brethren, some day we shall want all this time that we are now wasting. Then it will stand out before us in its true value; we shall see that it should have been redeemed, and that it is now irredeemable.”  Transcript…
Being “busy” and redeeming the time can be two separate things. 

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Short Catholic Homilies: Lying
October 7, 2012

These traditional Catholic sermons from the 1800s are very hard hitting.  Its nice to hear priests speak as fathers who value the souls of their children.
In this sermon, our homilist points out one of the basic tenets of our Faith : that you can never do evil that good might come of it.…

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Short Homilies: Presumption
September 29, 2012

Why would short sermons that commenced over a century ago still be worthwhile to hear today?   To use an old cliche, “the more things change the more they stay the same”. The Apostolic Faith of our Fathers has been passed down to us and as such what holds true to previous generations holds true to us.  …

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