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Connecting Pulpit and Pew: Breaking Open the Conversation about Catholic Preaching

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Whether you preach from a pulpit or sit in a pew, you hope (and pray) for a homily that connects the Good News with life. But what does it mean to connect? In a world that buzzes with the synapses of technological “connection,” can the human touch of preaching make a difference anymore? Connecting Pulpit and Pew is a fresh look at the conundrum of Catholic preaching, ...more
Paperback, 190 pages
Published May 8th 2014 by Liturgical Press (first published April 1st 2014)
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Adam Zajac
Aug 10, 2014 Adam Zajac rated it it was amazing
Refreshing and challenging. Karla Bellinger named every fear and frustration I have as a preacher while knowing my love for preaching and the importance it has.

I would summarize her message as this: homilies only matter if they connect with the people in the pews, and yet priests receive little to no feedback on their homilies (the fault of both sides of the pulpit). The scary truth of her research is the 82% of priests rated themselves above average as preachers, which means that we don't have
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