2013 USCCB Preaching Conference

Preaching the Mystery of Faith

June 24-25, 2013


In January of 2013, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops published a new document on preaching, entitled Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily.

The USCCB sponsored a small conference for homiletics professionals about Preaching the Mystery of Faith on June 24-25, 2013. The conference explored the document's features, implications, and implementation.  Chaired by Archbishop Robert Carlson of the bishops' Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, the conference was held at the University of Notre Dame and hosted by the John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics.


Video recordings of all of the presentations are available here:



Bishop Christopher J. Coyne: "Preaching and the New Evangelization"

Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B.: "Catechesis and Doctrine in Liturgical Preaching"

Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.: "The Word of God: Source and Power of Preaching"

Panel Discussion: Dr. John Cavadini, Bp. Christopher Coyne, Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., & Fr. Donald Senior, C.P.



Dr. John Cavadini & Fr. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap.: "Doctrine and the Sunday Homily"

Fr. John Crossin, O.S.F.S.: "Ecumenical and Interreligious Sensitivity in Preaching"

Fr. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J.: "Intercultural Competency and the Sunday Homily"

Msgr. Richard Henning: "Teaching Homiletics in Seminaries Using New Technology"

Msgr. Rick Hilgartner: "Preaching the Mystery of Faith: Funerals and Weddings"

Deacon Joseph Michalak: "Teaching Homiletics in Permanent Diaconate Formation Programs"

Ian Mitchell: "Catholic Social Mission and the Sunday Homily"