Thursday, March 26, 2015

Three B.C. bishops reveal tips, training for the pulpit

New Vatican-approved directory directs clergy to specifically suit their homilies to parishioners
Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea gives a homily in Haiti. In February the prelate announced a new Homiletic Directory which would guide priests to preach more effectively. Paul Jeffrey / CNS.
Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea began a public debate on homiletics Feb. 10 with the release of the new Homiletic Directory, a comprehensive guide for clergy on preparing and writing their homilies. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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'We need prayers, not gossip,' Pontiff states
Rain falls as Pope Francis arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square March 25. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke about the gift and call of the Christian family, and urged attendees to pray for the intentions of the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the family. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Victory for religious freedom welcomed
Catholic parent John Zucchi and Loyola High School principal Paul Donovan both welcomed the Supreme Court's decision as a victory for religious freedom
The Supreme Court of Canada's 4-3 Loyola decision March 19 has been hailed as a victory for religious freedom. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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