Homilies for August 2015

Overview: The Sunday lectionary for August continues what began on the … [Continue Reading]

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July Editorial: Interview with Dr. Janet Smith of the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit

Fr. Meconi: It is an honor to be with you. Your reflections on the … [Continue Reading]

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A “Categorical Silence” in the Preparatory Questionnaire for the 2015 Synod

“Make no mistake, my brothers: those who corrupt families will not … [Continue Reading]

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The Forgotten Vice in Seminary Formation

We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and … [Continue Reading]

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“Why Do I Exist?”: The Unavoidable Wonderment

(Socrates) “Could anything great really come to pass in a short … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Answered

Question: Pope Francis recently questioned the ethics of trickledown … [Continue Reading]

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Summer Reading for August 2015

The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental … [Continue Reading]

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The popular HPR article "Pope Francis and the Just Third Way" has been translated into Spanish and is now available in Spanish and Spanish-English PDFs.

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Homilies for August 2015

Overview: The Sunday lectionary for August continues what began on the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, namely, a brief departure from the Gospel of Mark. The focus shifts to the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, beginning with the … continue reading..

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July Editorial: Interview with Dr. Janet Smith of the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit

Fr. Meconi: It is an honor to be with you. Your reflections on the beauty of Humanae Vitae, and the Church’s incessant teaching on the divine will for married love, have helped many come to see what Christian marriage really … continue reading..

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A “Categorical Silence” in the Preparatory Questionnaire for the 2015 Synod

“Make no mistake, my brothers: those who corrupt families will not inherit the kingdom of God.” —Ignatius of Antioch, To the Ephesians In his 2007 autobiography, Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, retired Archbishop of Bologna, … continue reading..

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The Forgotten Vice in Seminary Formation

We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. —C. S. Lewis from The Abolition of Man.  (This article originally appeared in the May … continue reading..

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“Why Do I Exist?”: The Unavoidable Wonderment

(Socrates) “Could anything great really come to pass in a short time? And isn’t the time from childhood to old age short when compared to the whole of time?” (Glaucon) “It is a mere nothing.” (Socrates) “Well, do you … continue reading..

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Summer Reading for August 2015

The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions. Kevin Vost, Psy.D. (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2014) 265 pages. $24.15. (Reviewed by Jeffrey S. Burwell, SJ) The Saint Jerome Study … continue reading..

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The Sacramentality of Human Love according to St. John Paul II

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