A woman saw me the other day, and commented on how hip my dress is. I typically wear Vans or Chucks with my habit. In this case, I was wearing solid black jeans with my Priest Collar shirt, and a stylish Sweatshirt. Of course, that has more to do with Fashion, then with Homiletic Content.
The woman comments that she is not interested in Jersey Shore analogies in homilies. I wouldn’t be either. I might draw upon music from Pop Culture. Although, I do believe, by and large, we need not always be dependent on appealing to the “New Thing.” I mean seriously, don’t we have a wealth of knowledge, tradition, mysticism, and doctrine to appeal to as well? Further, there are just some things in our Pop Culture that are just disgusting, and I would find it insulting to think that a priest is trying to appeal to my level or tastes using something as disgusting as Jersey Shore (or MTV for that matter).