Homilies for February 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 5, … [Continue Reading]

Father John Navone, S.J.

Fr. John "Jack" Navone, S.J., died on Christmas Day 2016. He was one … [Continue Reading]

The New Pagans and the Church

According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the … [Continue Reading]

The Theological Virtue of Faith: Assent and Certitude

Of the seven fundamental virtues,[1. Faith, Hope, Charity … [Continue Reading]

Gender Dysphoria in Children

ABSTRACT: Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological … [Continue Reading]

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Homilies for February 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time—February 5, 2017 Readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/020517.cfm IS 58:7-10;PS 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9;1 COR 2:1-5; MT 5:13-16. Living as Salt and Light Light. Where would we be without it? In … continue reading..

Father John Navone, S.J.

Fr. John "Jack" Navone, S.J., died on Christmas Day 2016. He was one of our regular contributors, and will be missed by all of us at HPR, and those who faithfully followed his thoughtful essays. May he rest in peace! We … continue reading..

The New Pagans and the Church

According to religious statistics, old Europe is still a part of the earth that is almost completely Christian. But there is hardly another case in which everyone knows as well as they do here that the statistic is false: This … continue reading..

The Theological Virtue of Faith: Assent and Certitude

Of the seven fundamental virtues,[1. Faith, Hope, Charity (Theological) and Prudence, Fortitude, Justice, Temperance (Cardinal)] Faith, Hope, and Charity are the Theological virtues because they orient us to God; Prudence, … continue reading..

Gender Dysphoria in Children

ABSTRACT: Gender dysphoria (GD) of childhood describes a psychological condition in which children experience a marked incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex. When this … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: Would you care to comment on women deaconesses? The question of reinstating them has been raised by a Cardinal. Answer: The question of women deaconesses is a long and complicated one. It has arisen because the Church … continue reading..

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