Recognizing a Link in the Hermeneutic of Continuity

The ranks of those declared blessed and saint by the Church under the … [Continue Reading]

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Christ Is the Fulfillment of the Law

The core teaching in Pope Francis’s homily on October 13th is … [Continue Reading]

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Reflections on God’s Providence

November always begins with our remembering what true life in Christ … [Continue Reading]

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The Legacy of the Vision of Pope John Paul II for Marriage and Family

Not even the bullet from the barrel of an assassin’s gun could stop … [Continue Reading]

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Streamlining Annulments

This headline greeted the announcement that Pope Francis was … [Continue Reading]

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Jesus Christ, How Now, My King?

What exactly is the Kingdom of God? Where is it? Ever since I was a … [Continue Reading]

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Questions Answered

Does the Church endorse a school of philosophy? Is there only one … [Continue Reading]

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The Legacy of the Vision of Pope John Paul II for Marriage and Family

Not even the bullet from the barrel of an assassin’s gun could stop Pope John Paul II from emphasizing early in his pontificate the issues of marriage and family. In just the first five years, he created six key markers in these … continue reading..

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Reflections on God’s Providence

November always begins with our remembering what true life in Christ looks like—All Saints—and ends with our anticipation of a new chance at that same rejuvenation—Advent. In the Christian calendar, November is the month of … continue reading..

Echeverria photos 11-10-14

Christ Is the Fulfillment of the Law

The core teaching in Pope Francis’s homily on October 13th is summarized in the following conclusion: Do I believe in Jesus Christ, in Jesus, in what he did: He died, rose again, and the story ended there. Do I think that the … continue reading..

Albright photos 11-11-14

Recognizing a Link in the Hermeneutic of Continuity

The ranks of those declared blessed and saint by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit constitute the great array of our brothers and sisters who have been lifted up as models of holiness and powerful intercessors. … continue reading..

Rego photos 11-8-14

Jesus Christ, How Now, My King?

What exactly is the Kingdom of God? Where is it? Ever since I was a teenager and became immersed in wanting to know more about Jesus, I learned about God’s Kingdom, and it would spur me on to live more and more like a “Kingdom … continue reading..

Pilon photos 11-9-14

Streamlining Annulments

This headline greeted the announcement that Pope Francis was establishing a commission to make suggestions for altering the annulment process in the Catholic Church. The word “streamlining” is, perhaps, not the Vatican’s … continue reading..

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Questions Answered

Does the Church endorse a school of philosophy? Is there only one standard for all justice? Question: I have heard that the Church does not canonize any particular philosophical school. Is there any guidance given from … continue reading..

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Homilies for November 2014

Solemnity of All Saints (Not a Holy Day of Obligation)—November 1, 2014   The Hidden Path to … more...

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Homilies for October 2014

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, October 2014 27th Sunday in Ordinary time—October 5, … more...

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Homilies for September 2014

Homilies For Sunday Liturgies and Holy Days, September 2014 St. Gregory the Great, the Prophet Ezekiel, … more...

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Fall Reading for October 2014

History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium. James F. Hitchcock … more...

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Masters of Preaching: The Most Poignant and Powerful Homilists in Church History.  Fr. Ray A. … more...

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Pope Francis’ Message to the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life

A society is truly open to life when it recognizes that life is precious even in the elderly … [Read More...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz Responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

The Church urges respectful, compassionate care for pregnant women and their children. ACLU claims … [Read More...]

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

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With a new school year upon us, I am reminded of all the school years that have come and gone.  Our … more...

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Some years ago, a group of theologians at Wyoming Catholic College came together to establish The … more...

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