About CPI

About CPI

Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary has established The Catholic Preaching Institute to usher in a homiletic revival in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Engaging clergy, seminary faculty, and lay faithful in its work, CPI leverages new forms of digital communications to unleash for preacher and parishioner alike the compelling power of the Word. 

We aim to transform the experience of homilies into a graced encounter with the God who continues to speak that saving Word to all in today’s world!

Lilly Endowment

The Compelling Preaching Initiative — funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. — is designed to foster more compelling preaching by cultivating practices among aspiring and active preachers that would help them to proclaim the Christian gospel to diverse audiences in more engaging and effective ways. 

Hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, the coordination program supports the Compelling Preaching Initiative by convening conferences for mutual learning among grantees, finding expertise needed for the flourishing of their programs, and disseminating the work of participating organizations to wider audiences.



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