Easter Morning

The heart of our Catholic Existence is to replicate the Risen Christ’s … [Continue Reading]

Culture of Encounter in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri has become a touchstone of contemporary discourse … [Continue Reading]

Psychopathy

It is my hope that through the lens of the wisdom of the Church’s t … [Continue Reading]

The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking

Extensive tattoos and multiple skin piercings amaze most people over … [Continue Reading]

Corrupt Pastoral Practice Means Corrupt Doctrine

When Amoris Laetitia (hereafter AL) was first published in March 2016, … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered

Question: A fine layman friend of mine was attending a class at a … [Continue Reading]

Homilies for April 2018

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord—April 1, 2018 Readings: … [Continue Reading]

A Joyous Easter from HPR

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, SJ, extends his greetings to our readers on this feast of the Resurrection. Find it here.

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Easter Morning

The heart of our Catholic Existence is to replicate the Risen Christ’s life. It is not Good Friday that saves our souls, but Easter morning. For without our Lord’s victorious rising from the tomb, the ignominy of the Cross would ha … continue reading..

Culture of Encounter in Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri has become a touchstone of contemporary discourse on race relations, usually juxtaposing African American and white populations. Yet, this Missouri town is also home to a Catholic parish that serves, among … continue reading..

Psychopathy

It is my hope that through the lens of the wisdom of the Church’s tradition, I am able to reveal the deeper reality that remains hidden behind the label of psychopathy. By its very nature, an exploration into the world of the p … continue reading..

The Ends of Contemporary Gnostic Thinking

Extensive tattoos and multiple skin piercings amaze most people over sixty. Yet there seems hardly a word of critique of these body deformations in journals. Thinking about Gnosticism, I suspect that this ancient philosophical … continue reading..

Corrupt Pastoral Practice Means Corrupt Doctrine

When Amoris Laetitia (hereafter AL) was first published in March 2016, Pope Francis’s episcopal cheerleaders insisted that the document has introduced no changes to Church doctrine: it merely explores how we are to understand the “ … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: A fine layman friend of mine was attending a class at a Catholic college taught by a priest who was insisting that Christ’s acquired knowledge was defective, citing Mk 2:26, when Our Lord cited that David ate the loaves o … continue reading..

Homilies for April 2018

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord—April 1, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/040118.cfm Acts 10: 34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3: 1-4; John 20: 1-9 Author: Fr. Philip-Michael F. T … continue reading..

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Homilies for April 2018

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Homilies for March 2018

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B)—March 4, 2018 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/030418-year-b.cfm Ex 2 … more...

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Book Reviews

Who Knows? The Truth About Pope Pius XI and His Much-Maligned Successor.

Hitler, Mussolini, and the Vatican: Pope Pius XI and the Speech That Was Never Made is an English … more...

Late Winter Book Reviews

The Cardinal Müller Report: An Exclusive Interview on the State of the Church. By Gerhard Ludwig … more...

Is There Really Any Hope for a Return to the Traditional Latin Mass?

In the essays by Dr. Peter Kwasniewski, collected in Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the … more...

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Bishop’s Corner

Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

Introduction[0. Paper presented at Theological Colloquium held at St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary, T … [Read More...]

Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

For a guided reading Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia is … [Read More...]

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An Open Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church

The following letter was sent in by a reader in response to several articles on HPR, like … more...

Thanks from the Phillipines

Thank you very much for your much appreciated help to is priests in the busy parishes! More power … more...

Euthanasia for children in Belgium‏

Dear Homiletic & Pastoral Review, It is with great distress that as an American living in … more...

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