Catholic diocese upends custom on homilies / Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

For the better part of 40 years in churches across the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, clergy ceded the floor to laypeople for the delivery of the homily — the sermon that follows the reading of the Gospel at Mass.

“The practice, which dated to the mid-1970s and was simultaneously derided by the faithful for running afoul of church law and praised for its inclusiveness, has come to an end.”

By David Andreatta, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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