Catholic Preaching Institute

The Catholic Preaching Institute


We’re thrilled you found us! 

Improving the experience of homilies – from the pulpit and in the pew — is what drives us @ The Catholic Preaching Institute.  But more than tweaking what’s already in place, we’re looking to launch a homiletic revival here in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and beyond.

Why?  Because we need to up our game in terms of how, what, and where we preach … and how, what and where we hear the Word of God.  As parishes have already done post-pandemic, now we want to help keep those church doors open with a renewed proclamation of the “Good News” for all.

This is a grassroots initiative, wholly dependent on the involvement of all members of the local Church as the Body of Christ and People of God.  That’s why we’re so happy you found us … and why we invite you to see below for how you can help right now!

Feel free to visit this website often to see what’s happening.  And if you have any great ideas or genuine interest or generous gifts that will help, feel free to contact us at any time.

Fr. Tom Dailey, OSFS


… and we want to hear from YOU! 


Our initiative is to help priests and deacons to deliver more compelling homilies in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Your honest input from the pews is vital to understanding what is working and what can be improved in our parishes to give you a stronger connection to the Mass.  Be a part of the largest preaching survey ever undertaken by completing the survey TODAY! 

The survey closes on March 22, 2024.

WORDINBLACK.COM:  Banners of six African-American candidates for sainthood were displayed during a 2020 prayer service at the Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia, organized by the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics. (Gina Christian/

Black History Month

Maurice J. Nutt offers a comprehensive treatment of preaching in the Black Catholic tradition, drawing on African American spirituality and culture, the role of preaching, how to construct a sermon in the Black style, and the connection between preaching and evangelization among African Americans.

This collaborative work conveys the urgency of Christian antiracism preaching from ecumenical, intercultural and intergenerational perspectives.



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