All the wishy-washy "homilies" related to the gospel reading of the day during the last 45 years or so are among the primary reasons for the mess we're in.
The requirement that the celebrant preach a "homily" related to the Gospel of the Day relieved him of the requirement to preach about Sin, Hell, Purgatory, Confession, Repentance, Fasting, Abstinence, etc.
I note that on August 7 and 8, 2010, Fr. Bill Baer preached at Transfiguration on the Second Coming and the need to be prepared because it might be tonight. Bishops, Priests,
Parents and Kiddies! We all must be ready! Huzzah!!!!! "Jesus will come when we least expect Him."