Baptize babies as quickly as possible
Father Illo on Baptism of Our Lord – a 15-second excerpt

Joseph Ratzinger – baptized the same day he was born (Photo from On Sunday, Jan. 12, feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, Father Joseph Illo, gave an 8-minute sermon at San Francisco's Star of the Sea

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2020-01-13T12:03:20-08:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: 15-second homilies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Christmas – a season of discontent?
Father Francis Stevenson's defense of families – a 15-second excerpt

Fr. Stevenson: "There are some people who would like to change species." Father Francis Stevenson, pastor of Corpus Christi church in Tahoe City,  gave a 12-minute homily December 26 on our unhappiness with our families, including the story

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2020-01-08T21:41:57-08:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: 15-second homilies|Tags: , |4 Comments

A false god was worshiped in a Vatican ceremony
Father Illo's call for reparation – a 15-second excerpt

Pachamama idols (Photo from LifeSiteNews) Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea church in San Francisco, gave a homily on the Pachamama idols associated with the Amazon synod and the worship of idols in our own

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2019-12-31T19:24:05-08:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: 15-second homilies|Tags: , , |16 Comments

8 million became Catholic in 5-6 years
Father Fessio's Guadalupe sermon – our first 15-second homily

Starting formally in 2020, California Catholic Daily will offer 15-second excerpts of notable Catholic homilies, posted alongside the full homilies. As a preview to this project, we are posting here the 15-second version (actually 20 seconds, according to the YouTube

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2019-12-30T14:44:35-08:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: 15-second homilies|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Catholic homilies average 14 minutes

15-second homilies in California Catholic – see below A new analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that many Catholic priests are holding to Pope Francis’ advice to keep their homilies on the shorter side, especially compared to Protestant denominations.

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2020-01-07T13:06:43-08:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: 15-second homilies, California|Tags: , |5 Comments