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  • n. Plural form of homily.


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  • Last year, for example, by posting to the internet in their entirety, immediately after Easter, the six homilies from the previous Holy Week.

    Magister on Benedict's Liturgical Emphases

  • Reprinted here is only one of the papal homilies from the last sacred Triduum, the one for the evening of Holy Thursday.

    Magister on Benedict's Liturgical Emphases

  • Of Germanus 'works "certain homilies on Marian themes have survived, of which some have had a profound influence on the piety of entire generations of faithful, both in the East and the West", including one which Pope Pius XII "set like a pearl in the 1950 Apostolic Constitution' Munificentissimus Deus '", dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

    Benedict XVI on St. Germanus of Constantinople, defender of holy images

  • More than anything else, the homilies are the most genuine thing that issues from the mind of Pope Benedict.

    New Liturgical Movement

  • Thus there are also many writings such as homilies and meditations that emerged directly from pastoral tasks, and writings that pertain to ecclesial praxis and would ordinarily be considered to belong to the field of practical theology: writings about spirituality, about the liturgy, but also about ethics, particularly political ethics.

    "Key Aspects of the Theology of Professor Joseph Ratzinger"

  • They made their bed now they must lie on it, and other tedious homilies, meaning if they voted ‘democratically’, they’re responsible.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • "homilies," and aided by the "dim religious light," I was enabled to sleep through both long prayers and sermons.

    A Labrador Doctor The Autobiography of Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • He calls himself a “social activist,” and sees Mass as an opportunity to educate his parishioners and empower them politically—often inviting guest speakers to address topics such as AIDS, military recruitment of minorities, and immigration laws in place of traditional scriptural homilies.

    American Grace

  • Might the explanation for the good neighborliness of religious Americans be as simple as this—that the lessons imparted in hundreds of parables and sermons and homilies over the years have had the effect of fostering altruistic norms and values among the observant?

    American Grace

  • The naysayers provide no novel ideas, just hateful homilies.

    McCain: Obama was wrong on stimulus either then or now


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