Q: Archbishop J, what is the impact of the homily?
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal 65 says the homily is necessary for nurturing the Christian life. St Ignatius of Loyola speaks about Christ-life as the life of grace that we were given in baptism when we were grafted into Christ. The homily is necessary for nurturing this life. For Christ-life to flourish, we need eyes to see Christ, encounter Him, and follow Him in His mission.
Centrality of the Cross