Award-winning writers. Tons of content. Easy to use.
Get to know our writers
The people behind our award-winning content will surprise and inspire you.
Feel free to email them to ask questions, offer feedback, or just say hello! Click here to learn more.
Prepare the Word is the ultimate resource for preachers and parish ministers. Join thousands of others and gain access to our comprehensive content library for homily preparation and parish evangelization.
SUNDAY FILES FOR ENTIRE MONTH: PDF - OCTOBER - Text PDF - NOVEMBER - Text
Exploring the Word
Life isn’t cheap; it’s free
Most of the time, most of us are happy to be alive. At least in comparison with the alternative, the gift of life seems like a great deal, if not an absolute bargain. All of us woke up this morning. That’s a plus. Whatever happens with the rest of the day, that we are here right now puts us ahead of the game. God regards life as preferable to all alternatives: non-existence, death, extinction. We know the mind of God on this ...
World news in light of the Good News for Sunday, October 05, 2014
Preaching the News
One of the stories we are following this week ...
Hong Kong crisis
This Sunday’s psalm describes how God transplants the vine of Israel from Egypt to nationhood with poor results. When Great Britain transferred control of Hong Kong to China in 1997 the understanding was that the island would enjoy special status. A wave of protest in Hong Kong engulfed the city on Monday as thousands of residents defied a government call to abandon street blockades first initiated by students and other residents demanding democratic elections in the semiautonomous Chinese territory.
Participation is more than a laughing matter
A rabbi, minister, and a priest went into bar . . . we know a joke is going to follow, don’t we? We even get ready to laugh a little and reset our tension and stress a bit. That is what both good ecumenism and interfaith dialogue are also about. It can only happen when we know and are comfortable in our identity as Catholics . . . Read more...