You hear lots of complaints about the varying quality of homilies. Though this is to be expected with the variance in the abilities of preachers. Certainly though in this day and age we don’t just have to get all the catechesis for the readings from the homilist. Instead of complaining we can look at all the resources available now concerning homiletics and the readings.
For example I have long been a fan of Fr. Robert Barron’s Word on Fire podcast which covers the Sunday readings. iTunes link
New on the scene is the The Sacred Page podcast from Michael Barber and friends. Not only does this podcast cover the weekly readings but other subjects concerning biblical theology. I’ve quite enjoyed this podcast.
So even if you have a gifted homilist the readings can be enriched from multiple viewpoints.