The Art of Preaching
This course offers theological and practical approaches to the art of preaching. Fr. Cardó begins with a reflection on the centrality of preaching in the context of the situation of the Church and the world. He then lays the foundations of the theological understanding of preaching, following recent teachings from the Magisterium and the insights of classic authors on the topic. This leads us to a reflection on the incarnation as a key for effective preaching, which will be the foundation for the final topics, of a more practical nature: the preparation and delivery of the liturgical homily.
Father Daniel Cardó was born in Lima, Peru, in 1975. A member of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, he was ordained to the priesthood in 2006, and in 2010 was appointed to Holy Name Parish, Denver. He is also the chaplain of Christ in the City.
He received his Doctorate from Liverpool Hope University in 2015 and holds the Benedict XVI Chair of Liturgical Studies at Saint John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. He is also visiting professor at the Augustine Institute. He is the author of The Cross and the Eucharist in Early Christianity: A Theological and Liturgical Investigation (Cambridge University Press, 2019), What Does it Mean to Believe? Faith in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger (Emmaus Academic, 2020), and The Art of Preaching: A Theological and Practical Primer (Catholic University of America Press, 2021).