Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Homily suggestion

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 21, 2004

It's too late now, I suppose, but I had a brilliant idea for today's homily.

Use this Sunday, and the parable of the Prodigal Son, to appeal for support of the diocese.

Admit that the diocese is like the prodigal son: having squandered money, frittered away a priceless heritage, descended into the muck. Nevertheless, ask the people in the pews to be like the father: give the diocese a second chance.

Ideally this sermon should be preached by a new bishop. I, for one, would write a big check.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($18,070 to go):
$35,000.00 $16,930.48
52% 48%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 4 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: - Mar. 21, 2004 10:04 PM ET USA

    If they reached that level of penitence they'd be more than satisfied with just my prayers.

  • Posted by: - Mar. 21, 2004 5:52 PM ET USA

    Oh, you would NOT!!! You're not fooling us at all. Heart of stone.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 21, 2004 3:21 PM ET USA

    One small complication; They (the bishops) would have to be freely willing to admit responsibility, do penance and make reparation. If this would occur ANYWHERE in the country I myself would be more than willing to send a check.

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Mar. 21, 2004 2:46 PM ET USA

    A big check? You don't have a vow of poverty?

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Round Trip to the present moment: a Catholic jazz artist's latest offering April 22
Easter with the Pope April 21
Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Easter Vigil homily (full text) CWN - April 20
Pope Francis's Easter Message 'Urbi et Orbi' (To the City and the World): full text, link to video CWN - April 20