Sunday sermons often unpalatable
Parishioners' minds need good nourishment, top cleric says30 December, 18:05
Msgr Mariano Crociata, secretary-general of the Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI), urged trainee priests to take their preaching seriously if they want to connect with their flock.
"Too often, sermons are just boring mush, unappetizing fare and certainly not too nourishing" for parishioners' minds, Crociata said. The monsignor's warning was taken seriously by the Vatican daily Osservatore Romano, which printed large parts of his address.
photo: Father Alessandro Santoro celebrating midnight mass at Christmas in Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station.