The Institute for Homiletics in the News

The Institute for Homiletics was recently featured in The Texas Catholic’s story, ‘Preaching for an encounter with God’:

If the word homiletician isn’t in your personal vocabulary, maybe it should be. A homiletician could make a significant impact on your parish.

The Institute for Homiletics was established at the University of Dallas last fall through a unique collaboration with the Diocese of Dallas and The Catholic Foundation. Its mission is to strengthen the preaching done by priests and deacons across the diocese and beyond.

“Here in the Diocese of Dallas, we have wonderful and amazing priests and deacons. They truly love to serve and nourish the faithful in our parishes,” Bishop Edward J. Burns said. “With the Institute of Homiletics, we want to help our priests and deacons to enhance their preaching in ways that will positively transform lives and create deep-rooted encounters with God.”

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The Institute was also highlighted in The Cor Catholic:

The Homiletics Institute, headed by Executive Director Karla Bellinger, has been added to the University of Dallas. According to University President Dr. Jonathan Sanford’s announcement letter, the institute was started in March.

The program will have three collaborators: the University of Dallas, the Catholic Foundation, and the Diocese of Dallas. Bellinger said that she hopes “the people in the pulpit and the people in the pew will start to talk to each other and help each other grow together to get closer to God.”

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The Dallas Morning News covered the Institute in their recent article At this Preaching Institute, A Woman Teaches PriestsYou can read the full article here.