RESOURCES

GUIDES

Catholic Women Preach: Taking a Life to Text to Life Approach

by:

Dr. Thomas Groome

This guide demonstrates an approach for effective preaching that is rooted in experience.
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WEBSITES

Preacher Exchange

by:

Jude Siciliano, OP

Preacher Exchange is a collection of free email and web preaching resources.
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USCCB on Lay Preaching

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USCCB

USCCB

This page cites pertinent canon law and USCCB guidance on lay preaching.
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Lay Preaching: By Whose Authority

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Elissa Rinere, CP

Preach Magazine

This resource provides a history of lay preaching from early Christianity through today.
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Prepare the Word Homily Service

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TrueQuest Communications, LLC.

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Preaching the Word

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Sojourners Magazine

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God's Word, Many Voices

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This website provides the opportunity to hear a variety of voices reflecting on the scriptures used in Sunday Masses. Lay men and women will contribute, along with priests and deacons, so that a diversity of viewpoints and experiences will inform and inspire the reader’s reflections.
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BOOKS

Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections for Year A

by:

Barbara E. Reid, OP

Liturgical Press

Barbara Reid takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weeklymeditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections for Year B

by:

Barbara E. Reid, OP

Liturgical Press

Barbara Reid takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections for Year C

by:

Barbara E. Reid,OP

Liturgical Press

Barbara Reid takes the Sunday experience to every day with accessible weekly meditations on the Lectionary readings of the year. This collection of articles, which includes Scripture readings for Sundays and solemnities followed by reflections, allows readers to meditate on the connection between the sacred text and their daily lives.
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Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation

by:

Brueggemann, Walter

Minneapolis: Fortress, 1989.

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Just Say the Word: Writing for the Ear

by:

Jacks, G. Robert

William B. Eerdmans (1996)

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Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination

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Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP

Continuum

This volume is a scholarly examination of the resources of the "sacramental imagination."This examination shifts the focus from the divine-human gap and the sinfulness of humanity to the grace discovered in everyday life, and the word entrusted to the entire community of faith. With particular attention to what constitutes "women's experience," the final chapters engage the issue of how social location shapes the experience of both hearers and preachers of the word.
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Preaching: The Art & Craft

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Burghardt, Walter, SJ

Paulist (1987)

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The Write Stuff: Craftijng Sermons that Capture and Convince

by:

Willobee, Sondra B.

John Knox Westminster Press (2009)

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ARTICLES

Women in the Bible and Lectionary with Practical Suggestions for Liturgists and Presiders

by:

Ruth Fox, OSB

A careful analysis of the lectionary reveals that a disproportionate number of passages about the women of the Bible have been omitted. Women’s books, women’s experiences and women’s accomplishments have been largely overlooked in the assigned scripture readings that are being proclaimed in our churches on Sundays and weekdays. In this articleRuth Fox points out some of the significant biblical passages about women that are omitted altogether, are relegated to weekdays, where only a small number of churchgoers will hear them, or are designated as optional. She illustrates how some of the lectionary’s readings are used to reinforce what some believe to be the weaknesses or proper roles of women. Then Fox makes a cursory review of the imbalance of the saints recognized in the lectionary. Finally, she offers some suggestions for liturgists and presiders to rectify the deficiencies.
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