About Fr. Benjamin Roberts

Fr. Benjamin A. Roberts is a priest of the Diocese of Charlotte and Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Monroe, NC. He holds a DMin in Preaching from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis and is the author of the recently published book The Voice of the Bridegroom: Preaching as an Expression of Spousal Love, from Wipf and Stock.

Homilies for May 2021

For the Fifth Sunday, Sixth Sunday, and Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Thursday, Pentecost Sunday (May 23), and the Solemnity of the Trinity (May 30) Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 2, 2021 Readings: Acts 9:26–31 • Ps 22:26–27, 28, 30, … [Read more...]

Homilies for July 2019

For July 7, July 14, July 21, and July 28. 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 7, 2019   Readings: Is 66:10–14c • Ps 66:1–7, 16, 20 • Gal 6:14–18 • Lk 10:1–12, 17–20 (or Lk 10:1–9)   usccb.org/bible/readings/070719.cfm Every year bef … [Read more...]

The Doctors of Ravenna

Peter Chrysologus and Peter Damien

The city of Ravenna boasts two Doctors of the Church named Peter: the fifth-century bishop of Ravenna, Peter Chrysologus, and the eleventh-century cardinal bishop from Ravenna, Peter Damian. The earlier Chrysologus is honored each year in … [Read more...]

An October Mystagogy

A Proposal

We count people in October. Each year in the parishes of the dioceses of the province of Atlanta, we count the number of people who are attending Mass each weekend. The reason for the choice of this particular month has been lost to … [Read more...]

From Benedict to Francis

A Brief Survey of Papal Teaching on Preaching, 1917-2013

On the fifteenth of June in 1917, Pope Benedict XV issued the encyclical, Humani Generis Redemptionem, “On Preaching the Word of God.” This is the most recent papal document which was devoted specifically to preaching, at least at the level … [Read more...]