A Recurring Problem at Georgetown University

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At That First Fish Fry: A Message for Ordinary Time

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Life in the Spirit

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Islam and French Politics: A Reflection

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Sometimes It’s Best to Cover Your Eyes

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Mystical and Motherly

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Questions Answered

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A Simple Saint? The Journey of a Humble Man

This lovely video was made a week before the subject, Mike, died. He was a friend of our editor, Fr. Meconi, who has helped at his parish, St. Joseph's, in Imperial, MO. See the video by clicking here. (New window, leaving the site.)

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At That First Fish Fry: A Message for Ordinary Time

So we now pass from the great liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter to “ordinary time.” Since mid-February, the Church has traveled the spiritual desert of Lent, has reveled in the joyous celebration of Easter, and has witnessed … continue reading..

Life in the Spirit

God is Spirit God, in whom we live and move and have our being, is Spirit. We do not, and cannot, exist apart from God; for we are the created effects of the uncreated Cause that is effecting our existence. Our … continue reading..

Islam and French Politics: A Reflection

The freedom that we so easily demand is a freedom without reason, a freedom that does not need to give reasons since it always has a "right" or a "value" at its disposal; so marvelous are these claims that they are established … continue reading..

Sometimes It’s Best to Cover Your Eyes

After best-selling author, conservative blogger, and frequent First Things contributor, Rod Dreher, converted from Catholicism to Orthodoxy, he published many pieces about why he left the Catholic Church. In his book, How Dante … continue reading..

Mystical and Motherly

Mystical wisdom played a key role in the contributions of the four women honored as Doctors of the Church. They demonstrate on a limited scale the primacy of contemplative prayer in the work of evangelization. None of the women … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: Can a person who has been involved in past homosexual acts become a priest if he has overcome this tendency? Answer: This question is urgent in the culture because homosexuality is almost celebrated today. This fact … continue reading..

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Recent & Upcoming Homilies

Homilies for May 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 1, 2016 “C” Readings: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 ● Rev 21:10-14, 22-23 ●  Jn … more...

Homilies for April 2016

(We are presenting the Homilies from April 2013 by Father Rob Kroll, S.J., which is in the same cycle as the … more...

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Book Reviews

Spring Reading for April 2016

What Would Pope Francis Do? By Sean Salai, S.J. (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Press, 2016), … more...

Winter Reading for February 2016

The Ancient Path: Old Lessons from the Church Fathers for a New Life Today. John Michael Talbot with … more...

Winter Reading for January 2016

Introducing the Old Testament: An Overview of Its Content and Its Message. John F. Fink. (Staten … more...

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Bishop’s Corner

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...]

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...]

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The Slumber of Holy Saturday

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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...

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