Category Archives: Fulfilled in Your Hearing

Lost Bishops Seeking Lost Document

An interesting and unimpressive first day for the USCCB powwow in Seattle. The cool Pacific air has clouded some memories. I noticed this CNS headline piece on how excited the bishops got over a new document on preaching. Rehashing preaching … Continue reading

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FIYH 116-120: Appendix

Let’s finish up Fulfilled in Your Hearing, the full text of which is linked below in the copyright credit. Speaking of copyright, I will mention in light of recent swipes taken at the US bishops and ICEL, that the USCCB … Continue reading

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FIYH 114-115: The Spirit Animates

The conclusion of the FIYH epilogue: [114] We dare to utter that sacred Word because we once heard the voice of Mystery who spoke to Isaiah: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” And we answered with Isaiah, … Continue reading

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FIYH 112-113: The Power of the Word

FIYH gives its readers a brief epilogue. As we head to the conclusion of the document, we find a reflection entitled, “The Power of the Word.” [112] The pulpit of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna displays an elaborate handrail in … Continue reading

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FIYH 109-111: Non-Negotiables

Let’s say you’re a busy pastor and don’t want to make time or can’t make time to follow all the advice we’re been reading about the past week or two. What do you do? A brief section on the “non-negotiables.” … Continue reading

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FIYH 108: The Group Meets

We look at a single section of FIYH, but it contains a detailed description of a possible homily preparation meeting. [108] After the group has gathered and spent a few minutes quieting down, the following steps can be followed: 1. … Continue reading

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FIYH 106-107: The Homily Preparation Group

The US bishops float an idea you’d never find in Rome, I don’t think. [106] An effective way for preachers to be sure that they are addressing some of the real concerns of the congregation in the homily is to … Continue reading

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