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 counter), along with the 11-minute version of Father Joseph Fessio’s talk on December 12 at Ignatius Press headquarters in San Francisco.
Words of the 15-second version:
“But we know the miracle where her image is on the tilma. She’s not saying anything there, but there’s an image there. And because of that image, because of that miracle, more than 8 million of these Mexican Indians became Catholic over a five-six-year period.”
I recommend you abandon this idea for a series. It’s so dumb. fifteen seconds? Not worth watching or commenting on except to say dumb idea.
I like this idea. I think it’s worth a try. If one likes the 15 seconds, one can access the entire homily. And, besides, some like Fr. Fessio, Fr. Illo or Deacon Peloso might say more in 15 seconds than some of us do in 15 minutes. And, as an Eastern Catholic, I especially like this post. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is an icon. Words are not always necessary. Icons “speak” powerfully without words. One needs to merely sit (or stand) in their presence.
And how many left over the same period? This denomination is notorious for not purging its rolls between censuses.
Slow day at the office? Why have nine month old posts?