Christian Life: The Outworking of Christ’s Life Within Us

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A Pastoral Approach to Bullying

In a little over a two-month period, two men in our city killed … [Continue Reading]

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Can Philosophy Strengthen an Ecumenical Approach to Issues of Morality?

There has been considerable discussion in recent years about the … [Continue Reading]

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The Church Needs the Holy Spirit!

It is notable—important—that the preaching of John the Baptist, in his … [Continue Reading]

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Reflections on Reminders in our Lives

There’s an old joke about the definition of a college professor: “Oh, … [Continue Reading]

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Christian Life: The Outworking of Christ’s Life Within Us

Christ Ascends the Mountain to Pray by James Tissot The Christian community of faith is born of the grace of God. Grace expresses what God does for us. Just as when we hear of the wisdom of God in the Bible, we think of how God’s … continue reading..

A Pastoral Approach to Bullying

In a little over a two-month period, two men in our city killed themselves because of what can only be called “bullying.” Shortly after the New Year, a student, attending a high school I had attended and taught at decades before, … continue reading..

Can Philosophy Strengthen an Ecumenical Approach to Issues of Morality?

There has been considerable discussion in recent years about the philosophical assumptions that underlie false understandings of morality in our society. These assumptions have affected not only secular developments but also … continue reading..

The Church Needs the Holy Spirit!

It is notable—important—that the preaching of John the Baptist, in his crucial preparation of the coming of the Messiah, and the preaching of Christ Jesus Himself, both began with the message, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is … continue reading..

Reflections on Reminders in our Lives

There’s an old joke about the definition of a college professor: “Oh, that would be someone who can’t say anything just once.” Having spent 35 years at the front of classrooms at two universities, I can attest to the aptness of … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: On the fiftieth anniversary of Vatican II, what are the positive and negative results of this Council? Answer: The Second Vatican Council is the watershed event of the Catholic Church in the 20th Century. Though 50 … continue reading..

Early Fall Reading

The Beach Teacher Scriptural Lessons from the Shore, Alexander J. Basile, (St. Pauls, 2015) 103 pages; $8.95. ISBN978-0-8189-1383-9. Reviewed by Eileen T. Warner M.A.P.M. My Brother’s Keeper — A Novel about the Family of … continue reading..

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Homilies for September 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time—September 4, 2016 Lectionary 129 Readings: Wis 9:13-18b; Ps 90:3-4, … more...

Homilies for August 2016

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time— August 7, 2016 Readings: Wis 18:6-9; Ps 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22; Heb … more...

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Book Reviews

Early Fall Reading

The Beach Teacher Scriptural Lessons from the Shore, Alexander J. Basile, (St. Pauls, 2015) 103 … more...

Late Summer Reading

Unity in the Church or The Principle of Catholicism. By Johann Adam Möhler. (Washington, D.C.: … more...

Summer Reading for June 2016

David L. Schindler and Nicholas J. Healy Jr. Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican … more...

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Bishop’s Corner

To Whom Shall We Go?

(“To whom shall we go?” John 6: 66-69)[1. “As a result of this, many of his disciples returned to … [Read More...]

Sacred Liturgy: Great Mystery, Great Mercy

Reflecting on the state of divine worship in the Church, I believe that this is a good time for … [Read More...]

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The Slumber of Holy Saturday

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Question: Please distinguish between baptism by water, desire, and blood. Answer: Since the … 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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