CBCP knows your feels about boring homilies
CBCP President Socrates Villegas wants priests to be clear and effective
(SPOT.ph) Long-winding. Repetitive. Irrelevant. Boring. Unorganized. Unprepared. Mumbled. These are the homilies that Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop and Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines President Socrates Villegas wants priests to stop making. Rejoice!
The Philippine Star reported on April 5 that people are asked to endure "Sunday after Sunday" of "homilies that cannot be understood" because priests "take so long with the introduction, [they] don't know how to get to the point, and [they] don't know how to end."
In jest, Archbishop Villegas said that as seminarians, they were all "abused" by elder priests-presumably with long-winding and boring sermons. He added, "When our turn came to deliver homilies, the abused became the abuser."
In addition to all those explosive truth bombs, Archbishop Villegas also discouraged priests from solicitation, saying, "Simplicity of life will also help us to stop talking about money and fund raising in the homily. Money talk has never been edifying. Simplicity means resisting [using] the pulpit as a means to get back at those who oppose us."
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