Father Kevin Kester of St. Bede's Church in La Cañada obviously considers himself a good preacher, but he doesn't like the preaching of his boss. Here's what he had to say in a recent homily ...
For once, Father Kester has said something true from the pulpit. He's right about the poor Cardinal, but I think he just may be delusional about himself.
I went to a chrism Mass a few years ago. That's the Mass where the Cardinal blesses the oils. It's on Monday of Holy Week. I confess I really don't enjoy listening to the Cardinal preach. But this time I paid close attention and he really gave a very good homily, very nice words. But as I was listening I thought the man speaks in a monotone and his voice is pitched a little too high for someone who is as tall as he is and I think his voice gets in the way of his preaching. Uh. He may have a great message to give, but God didn't give him a really good gift of presenting that message. Uh. And if he were to ask for a gift that might be it. His giftedness in being Cardinal and bishop lies in other areas and he's doing an O.K. job. I'm not here to complain about the Cardinal at all but just to say that we have certain gifts. We have to use the gifts we have.
You may listen to the entire homily HERE.
Here are other previously posted homilies of Father Kester:
-- The "I have a (pipe) dream" sermon. Click.
-- The "I don't believe everything the Catholic Church teaches" homily. Click.
-- The "I would not have voted for Ratzinger" homily. Click.
-- The "Rodney King" homily ("People, can't we just get along?"). Click.
-- The "Loosey-goosey Gospel" homily. Click.
-- The "What do Jeffrey Dahmer, a garbage disposal and the Eucharist have in common?" homily. Click.