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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Catholic Reporter: Celebration section
offers useful reflections on the text
a reflection on the upcoming Sunday text.
This is a great resource for homily preparation.
Seldom Heard, a
website of the San Rafael Dominicans with seasonal reflections.
of Catholic Social Teaching (Brisbane, Australia)
of Catholic Social Teaching
Center for Concern's Education for Justice