The timing is interesting because Msgr. Charles Pope on the Archdiocese of Washington blog had a piece up the other day on the common Catholic complaint about the poor quality of homilies. The entry included a speech by another priest, Fr. Bill Casey, about superficial preaching, that had me practically shouting “Hallelujah!” by the end of it. Msgr. Pope isn’t afraid to tackle the harder points of the faith; I’ve referenced his reflection on genocide in the Old Testament in my other blog. His piece from November, “Five Hard Truths That Will Set You Free”, is worth reading as well.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Father John Zuhlsdorf (the irrepressible “Fr. Z”) over at What Does the Prayer Really Say has a quite stunning mini-sermon entitled, “Here it is in a nutshell, folks”. It starts off with the bald assertion, “You are going to die.” And it doesn’t get any lighter from there. Unless you count the concession that your passing on could be a few years from now. (Leading one combox frequenter to remark, “I see Fr. Happy Fun Priest is in full form today.”)