This traditional catholic homily points out that many people cling to one or two pious practices or avoid certain sins in order to “keep up appearances with God.” We are warned that Blasphemy which is possible for even a sinner to avoid is common, and that Gods vengeance on blasphemers is often sudden death.
This traditional catholic homily illustrates the holiness of Catholic home life. It uses the comparison of a Priest’s duty at the altar with the duty of the parents to show the sacredness and the seriousness of the obligation that spouses have to each other and their children.
…Catholic Short Sermon for Advent : St John the Baptist
The angel said to him: Fear not, Zachary, for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John ; and thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth.