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By Karla J. Bellinger

Whether you pontificate from a pulpit or take a seat in a pew, you wish (and pray) for a homily that connects the good news with existence. yet what does it suggest to attach? In an international that buzzes with the synapses of technological “connection,” can the human contact of preaching make a distinction anymore? Connecting Pulpit and Pew is a clean examine the conundrum of Catholic preaching, asking six key questions: Why does Sunday preaching topic and to whom? Why is Catholic preaching such an uphill climb? How do we attach the gospel message with our children? What are the struggles of clergy-on-the-ground in preaching? what's going within the listener’s head through the homily? and at last, what can each one folks do to aid “connection” in preaching develop into extra universal? New examine speaks to these questions from the voices of teenage, the stories of lay leaders, and the phrases of monks and deacons. Karla Bellinger bargains concrete how one can attach the pulpit and the pew in order that preaching turns into an act of affection inside a neighborhood of worrying. This useful booklet breaks open an immense and precious conversation.

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