“Your Ways Are Not My Ways”

Where is God to be found in our secularized western world? It is as if … [Continue Reading]

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Reflections on the Glorification of Jesus in the Gospel of John

One of the leitmotifs of the Gospel of John is the theme of glory: how … [Continue Reading]

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The Awe-Inspiring Mysteries: The Importance of Mystagogy

(This title is inspired by Edward Yarnold’s The Awe-Inspiring Rites … [Continue Reading]

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How Augustine Made Us More than Matter—and Immortal

St. Augustine was fascinated by the human soul. Before and after his … [Continue Reading]

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An Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes, Part 2

If God freely made us in His image and likeness, then his Word is … [Continue Reading]

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The Great Catholic Music Debate

A funeral I attended recently illustrates a musical dilemma that fuels … [Continue Reading]

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A Divine Reflection: You and the Holy Eucharist

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If … [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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“Your Ways Are Not My Ways”

Where is God to be found in our secularized western world? It is as if the volume has been turned up on all the distractions and temptations that plague us every single day. Not just the volume, but also the intensity. Everything … continue reading..

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Reflections on the Glorification of Jesus in the Gospel of John

One of the leitmotifs of the Gospel of John is the theme of glory: how the Son receives glory from the Father, and through this reception, the Son is manifested to us.  In fact, the very purpose of the Gospel stated in John … continue reading..

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The Awe-Inspiring Mysteries: The Importance of Mystagogy

(This title is inspired by Edward Yarnold’s The Awe-Inspiring Rites of Initiation: Baptismal Homilies of the Fourth Century (Slough, Great Britain: St. Paul Publications, 1971), the title of which is based on the common language … continue reading..

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How Augustine Made Us More than Matter—and Immortal

St. Augustine was fascinated by the human soul. Before and after his conversion to Catholicism, he strove to understand its nature, its relation to the body, and its duration.  Augustine’s thinking on the soul, like the rest of … continue reading..

Elohim Creating Adam, William Blake (c. 1805).

An Anthropology of Gaudium et Spes, Part 2

If God freely made us in His image and likeness, then his Word is indispensible to our self-understanding; indeed, “man, male and female” (cf. Gn 1 27), makes “visible” the unfathomable mystery of the Blessed … continue reading..

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The Great Catholic Music Debate

A funeral I attended recently illustrates a musical dilemma that fuels the ire of Catholics on Facebook whenever the subject of liturgy comes up. To set a tone of solemnity, two women chanted a Latin prelude as mourners … continue reading..

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A Divine Reflection: You and the Holy Eucharist

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, it would seem that a mirror image of a picture must be worth twice as many words! But what if the mirror shattered into a myriad of pieces, and in every shard … continue reading..

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Recent & Upcoming Homilies

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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 … more...

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Book Reviews

Summer Reading for August 2015

The One-Minute Aquinas: The Doctor’s Quick Answers to Fundamental Questions. Kevin Vost, Psy.D. … more...

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Our Father, Who Art on Earth: The Lord’s Prayer for Believers and Unbelievers. Jose Tolentino … more...

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The Charism of Priestly Celibacy. Edited by John C. Cavadini (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Press, 2012) 184 … more...

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Bishop’s Corner

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

Vatican City, November 17, 2014 Dear Friends, It is my distinct honor and personal pleasure to … [Read More...]

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

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

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Question: One of the more problematic books in Scripture is the Book of Job. Many Scripture scholars … more...

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

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

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