Do You Make Room in Your Life For God?: Pope’s Christmas Eve Homily

On Christmas Eve Pope Benedict XVI spoke during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. His main point was that so many Catholics live hectic and technology driven lives, that he questions whether people are capable of making room for God anymore. This is obviously an issue that people should take seriously. If you cannot find time in your day for God you are not looking close enough. Maybe you spend too much time watching TV or on the computer, there has to be something that can go to make more room for God in your life. Pope Benedict spoke about this during his homily, where he drew a comparison between today’s situation and Joseph and Mary not find room at any of the inns they visited. He stated that “we are so ‘full’ of ourselves that there is no room left for God.” I cannot say that I disagree with this view point, and I think it was a good way to bring up this issue.

Read more about Pope Benedict’s Christmas Eve homily by following this link: “Pope Worries We Are So Full of Ourselves ‘There is No Room For God'”

USCCB Approves First Preaching Document in Thirty Years

The USCCB in Baltimore has been productive. For the first time in nearly thirty years they have approved a new document on preaching. The document I am speaking of is “Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily”, and is intended to make Sunday homilies a little easier to relate to. The Church wants preachers to connect with people’s daily lives and help them feel more engaged by the homilies they hear. This is especially important on Sunday’s when there are the largest amount of people in attendance.

To read more about this topic visit this link that will take you to Catholic News: Bishops OK First New Preaching Document in Thirty Years