Only in Print: How Homilies Have Changed (For the Better?) Under Pandemic

By Paula Katinas and Allyson Escobar

BAY RIDGE — In one old cartoon from The Tablet, a parishioner leaving church commented that a priest must have been a geometry teacher before, “because his homilies had so many tangents.”

Yes, most Catholics say they don’t prefer long-winded, rambling sermons. In general, when it comes to homilies, the shorter, the better, they believe.

But in a time of coronavirus, priests are approaching their homilies in new ways…

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