Incoming CBCP president reminds priests not to give boring homilies
We hope priests will heed his words.
The Philippine Star's Evelyn Macairan reports that incoming Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas reminded priests to think about the content of their sermon during mass because "boring homilies are unfair to the people attending mass" and God.
According to the report, Villegas said in an article posted on Wednesday (November 6) on the CBCPNews website that priests should preside over the Mass after thorough preparation because the liturgy "is the highest form of prayer for every Catholic." The bishop said giving an inspirational homily is a sign that a priest readied himself well for the mass.
Villegas admitted there were times in the past when he "rushed" into the Mass himself because of his busy schedule. He attributed the instances when he gave "long and winding" homilies to his failure to "know my people well."
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