Preaching Resources

Catholic Coalition on Preaching

Preaching Resources

Many preaching resources are already available at several Dominican websites. Here are a few recommendations:

Recommended Preaching
Preparation Resources
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The Word on the Web:
Online Resources for Preaching

This is an internet hotlist of links for preaching, taken from an article in the New Theology Review by Gregory Heille, OP, Associate Professor of Homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Fr. Heille is Promoter of Preaching for the Dominican Central Province and serves as a member of the DLC Preaching Committee.

New American Bible and Catholic Lectionary
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops homepage offers the full text of the New American Bible, as well as the Roman Catholic lectionary texts for weekdays and Sundays.

Center for Liturgy at St. Louis University
This resource is a comprehensive site designed for use by all members of the assembly in preparation for the Sunday liturgy. Site includes prayers in preparation for scripture reflection, reflections on the spirituality of the Sunday Mass, commentary on the readings including historical/cultural context and thoughts from early church writers, music ideas, and additional annotated links.

Preachers' Exchange
This site, also available by free email subscription, provides diverse spiritual reflections, insights, quotations, etc., for preaching from a Catholic perspective with a social justice and ecumenical focus. The service is available also in Spanish.

Sánchez Archives
This online archive of commentaries on the Roman Lectionary was composed by Patricia Datchuck Sánchez and previously published in the homiletic section of Celebration. These commentaries provide a scholarly but accessible study of the scriptures assigned to all Sundays and most major feasts for Years A, B, and C. The archive can be searched by year, season, or specific Sunday.

Creighton University Daily Reflection
These reflections on the daily and Sunday readings are sponsored by the Collaborative Ministry Office of Creighton University and prepared by members of the university faculty and staff, lay and ordained

Lectio Divina
Contemplative reading of biblical texts using the Benedictine practice of Lectio Divina is an excellent beginning step for any preaching preparation. An introduction to Lectio is presented by Fr. Luke Dysinger, O.S.B., of Valyermo Abbey in California. The method presented here can be used individually or in a Bible study or preaching preparation group.


National Catholic Reporter: Celebration section offers useful reflections on the text

First Impressions:
a reflection on the upcoming Sunday text. This is a great resource for homily preparation.

Stories Seldom Heard, a website of the San Rafael Dominicans with seasonal reflections.

Justice Related
Preparation Resources

Principles of Catholic Social Teaching (Brisbane, Australia)

Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

The Center for Concern's Education for Justice

Dominican Leadership Conference

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