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Overview

Take your homilies further with ideas and insights from some of the leading homiletics experts in the country. Choose from hundreds of homilies covering a variety of liturgical events, from Sunday and daily Mass to feast days, weddings, and more. Popular American preacher Walter J. Burghardt contributes over 100 homilies focused on biblical justice, James Wallace encourages preachers to lift the hearts of their congregations, and Richard Viladesau presents a case for theologically focused homilies. You’ll find wisdom, ideas, and inspiration, as well as solid grounding in the Scripture readings for years A, B, and C. The Homilies Bundle is an essential resource for anyone who preaches regularly, and it’s a valuable tool for discussion groups and personal study.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study. This bundle comprises five collections:

Key Features

  • Presents hundreds of homilies from experienced preachers
  • Offers Scripture-based wisdom and ideas for development of homilies
  • Covers a variety of liturgical events
  • Encourages further study in personal reflection or group discussion

Let Jesus Easter in Us: More Homilies on Biblical Justice

  • Author: Walter J. Burghardt
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 288

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

A collection of 30 original homilies by renowned preacher Walter J. Burghardt, centered around the theme of biblical justice. Contains an up-to-date index of all of his homilies.

Walter J. Burghardt (1914–2008) was a Jesuit priest and celebrated preacher, theologian, and social justice advocate. He was ordained in 1947 received his MA in philosophy and theology from Woodstock College near Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a PhD in theology from Catholic University of America in 1957. From 1946 to 1974, Burghardt taught historical theology at Woodstock College, and was a professor at Catholic University of America and visiting lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was editor in chief of Theological Studies for 23 years, and published more than 25 books. He was a noted authority on preaching, and his memoir, Long Have I Loved You: A Theologian Reflects on His Church was awarded first prize in 2000 by the Catholic Press Association.

Love is a Flame of the Lord: More Homilies on the Just Word

  • Author: Walter J. Burghardt
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 192

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Love is a Flame of the Lord offers 33 homilies by one of America’s best known and highly praised preachers, Walter J. Burghardt.

Walter J. Burghardt (1914–2008) was a Jesuit priest and celebrated preacher, theologian, and social justice advocate. He was ordained in 1947 received his MA in philosophy and theology from Woodstock College near Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a PhD in theology from Catholic University of America in 1957. From 1946 to 1974, Burghardt taught historical theology at Woodstock College, and was a professor at Catholic University of America and visiting lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was editor in chief of Theological Studies for 23 years, and published more than 25 books. He was a noted authority on preaching, and his memoir, Long Have I Loved You: A Theologian Reflects on His Church was awarded first prize in 2000 by the Catholic Press Association.

To Be Just Is to Love: Homilies for a Church Renewing

  • Author: Walter J. Burghardt
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 272

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Walter J. Burghardt, one of America’s premier preachers, presents 40 new homilies steeped in his interest in and pursuit of biblical justice. Contains an updated index of all Burghardt’s homilies.

Walter J. Burghardt (1914–2008) was a Jesuit priest and celebrated preacher, theologian, and social justice advocate. He was ordained in 1947 received his MA in philosophy and theology from Woodstock College near Baltimore, Maryland. He earned a PhD in theology from Catholic University of America in 1957. From 1946 to 1974, Burghardt taught historical theology at Woodstock College, and was a professor at Catholic University of America and visiting lecturer at Union Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary. He was editor in chief of Theological Studies for 23 years, and published more than 25 books. He was a noted authority on preaching, and his memoir, Long Have I Loved You: A Theologian Reflects on His Church was awarded first prize in 2000 by the Catholic Press Association.

The Word Proclaimed, Year A

  • Author: William J. Byron
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 224

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Be inspired with these time tested homilies by well-known theologian William J. Byron. Byron’s releveant, theologically sound material will get the attention of contemporary Catholic congregations. This collection of homilies from Cycle Year A will act as a refreshing resource for deacons, priests, seminarians, and even parishioners.

William J. Byron is a Jesuit priest in residence at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. He has filled many roles in Catholic higher education, including serving as president of the Catholic University of America from 1928 to 1992. He is the author of several works, including Power of Principles: Ethics for the New Corporate Culture.

The Word Received, Year C

  • Author: William J. Byron
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 256

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Be inspired with these time tested homilies by well-known theologian William J. Byron. Byron’s releveant, theologically sound material will get the attention of contemporary Catholic congregations. This collection of homilies from Cycle Year C will act as a refreshing resource for deacons, priests, seminarians, and even parishioners.

William J. Byron is a Jesuit priest in residence at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. He has filled many roles in Catholic higher education, including serving as president of the Catholic University of America from 1928 to 1992. He is the author of several works, including Power of Principles: Ethics for the New Corporate Culture.

Lift Up Your Hearts: Homilies for the “A” Cycle

  • Authors: James A. Wallace, Robert P. Waznak and Guerric DeBona
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 352

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

These homilies for the Sundays and fest days of the “A” Cycle year are helpful for those who lead the liturgy as well as those who want to participate more fully in it. Each homily concludes with two sets of questions—one for the private reader or discussion group, and one for the preacher that offers suggestions for “other directions for preaching.”

James A. Wallace is director and rector at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union from 1986 to 2012, and at Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate from 1973 to 1985. He has a PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University and an MDiv in theological and ministerial studies from Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate. He is the author of The Ministry of Lectors.

Robert P. Waznak is professor of homiletics at the Washington Theological Union. He is a popular preacher, and also presents preaching workshops. He is the author of An Introduction to the Homily and Like Fresh Bread: Sunday Homilies in the Parish, and coeditor of New Theology Review.

Guerric DeBona OSB, is professor of homiletics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is a monk, priest, and novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and has also served as director of spiritual formation for the Seminary’s School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from Saint Meinrad School of Theology and a PhD from Indiana University. He is the author of Preaching Effectively, Revitalizing Your Church.

Lift Up Your Hearts: Homilies for the “B” Cycle

  • Authors: James A. Wallace, Robert P. Waznak, and Guerric DeBona
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 368

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This collection of homilies covers the Sundays and various feasts of the “B” Cycle year are helpful for those who lead the liturgy as well as those who want to participate more fully in it. Each homily concludes with two sets of questions—one for the private reader or discussion group, and one for the preacher that offers suggestions for “other directions for preaching.”

James A. Wallace is director and rector at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union from 1986 to 2012, and at Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate from 1973 to 1985. He has a PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University and an MDiv in theological and ministerial studies from Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate. He is the author of The Ministry of Lectors.

Robert P. Waznak is professor of homiletics at the Washington Theological Union. He is a popular preacher, and also presents preaching workshops. He is the author of An Introduction to the Homily and Like Fresh Bread: Sunday Homilies in the Parish, and coeditor of New Theology Review.

Guerric DeBona OSB, is professor of homiletics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is a monk, priest, and novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and has also served as director of spiritual formation for the Seminary’s School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from Saint Meinrad School of Theology and a PhD from Indiana University. He is the author of Preaching Effectively, Revitalizing Your Church.

Lift Up Your Hearts: Homilies and Reflections for the “C” Cycle

  • Author: James A. Wallace, Robert P. Waznak, and Guerric DeBona
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 352

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Offers homilies for the Sundays and feast days of the “C” Cycle year are helpful for those who lead the liturgy as well as those who want to participate more fully in it. Each homily concludes with two sets of questions—one for the private reader or discussion group, and one for the preacher that offers suggestions for “other directions for preaching.”

James A. Wallace is director and rector at San Alfonso Retreat House in Long Branch, New Jersey. He was professor of homiletics at Washington Theological Union from 1986 to 2012, and at Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate from 1973 to 1985. He has a PhD in philosophy from Northwestern University and an MDiv in theological and ministerial studies from Mount Saint Alphonsus Theologate. He is the author of The Ministry of Lectors.

Robert P. Waznak is professor of homiletics at the Washington Theological Union. He is a popular preacher, and also presents preaching workshops. He is the author of An Introduction to the Homily and Like Fresh Bread: Sunday Homilies in the Parish, and coeditor of New Theology Review.

Guerric DeBona OSB, is professor of homiletics at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. He is a monk, priest, and novice junior master for Saint Meinrad Archabbey, and has also served as director of spiritual formation for the Seminary’s School of Theology. He holds an MDiv from Saint Meinrad School of Theology and a PhD from Indiana University. He is the author of Preaching Effectively, Revitalizing Your Church.

The Word in and out of Season: Homilies for Sundays of Advent and Lent

  • Author: Richard Viladesau
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 144

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Richard Viladesau presents inspiring homilies for the seasons of Advent and Lent, to help contemporary Catholics deepen their connection to the liturgical seasons that have become increasingly secularized.

Richard Viladesau teaches theology at Fordham University. He earned his ThD from Gregorian University and is the author of several books, including The Reason for Our Hope and Answering for Faith. He is also coeditor of Foundations of Theological Study: A Sourcebook.

The Word in and out of Season: Homilies for the Major Feasts, Christmas, Easter, Weddings and Funerals

  • Author: Richard Viladesau
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 176

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Richard Viladesau offers reflections on the scripture readings for Christmas and Easter and for feasts of the year, as well as funeral and wedding homilies.

Richard Viladesau teaches theology at Fordham University. He earned his ThD from Gregorian University and is the author of several books, including The Reason for Our Hope and Answering for Faith. He is also coeditor of Foundations of Theological Study: A Sourcebook.

Teach What you Believe: Timeless Homilies for Deacons, Cycle A

  • Author: Michael Bulson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 201

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This collection of 55 homilies by deacon and social justice activist Michael Bulson aims to help deacons and anyone else who preaches. Bulson’s aim is to be a “contemplative preacher,” and he provides seeds for other preachers, hoping that they will bear fruit. Each homily includes questions for further discussion.

Michael Bulson is a deacon in Salt Lake City diocese, and an attorney. Bulson is committed to social justice and works with low-income clients, as well as focusing on community social justice activities.

Preach What you Believe: Timeless Homilies for Deacons, Cycle B

  • Author: Michael Bulson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 217

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Deacon Michael Bulson finds great joy in preaching, and here he shares 70 homilies with the underlying theme of the homilist as the master of the household in of Matthew 13:52, bringing “out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” Each homily includes questions for further discussion.

Michael Bulson is a deacon in Salt Lake City diocese, and an attorney. Bulson is committed to social justice and works with low-income clients, as well as focusing on community social justice activities.

Believe What You Read: Timeless Homilies for Deacons, Cycle C

  • Author: Michael Bulson
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 240

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

In these 70 homilies, Michael Bulson examines the theme of transformation. He states, “the challenge in every homily is to have an effect, to transform.” To meet this challenge, he reminds preachers that the point of preaching is to lift up hearts, and offers these concise homilies to help others do just that. Each homily also includes questions for further discussion.

Michael Bulson is a deacon in Salt Lake City diocese, and an attorney. Bulson is committed to social justice and works with low-income clients, as well as focusing on community social justice activities.