Christian preaching began with our Lord Himself, who entrusted the continuation of the work to His Apostles.

The Council of Trent teaches that preaching is the “principal office of bishops,” and requires bishops, parish priests, and all who have the care of souls, to preach personally, or in case of lawful impediment by deputy, at least on Sundays and solemn feasts.

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “preaching”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>