Homilies for July 2015

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 5, 2015 The Prophetic … [Continue Reading]

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Laudato? Si!

The Holy Father’s recent encyclical on the Christian care of the … [Continue Reading]

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The Theological Mind of Laudato Si’

In this article, I consciously refrain from considering the parts of … [Continue Reading]

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To Give Up One’s Cloak

When St. Martin of Tours encountered a poor, naked beggar, he tore his … [Continue Reading]

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“Family, Become What You Are”

Catholic families today are surrounded and pressured by many wrong … [Continue Reading]

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Witnessing to Truth

The Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate revolutionized the Catholic … [Continue Reading]

/Jesus Teaches in the Synagogue/, by James Tissot (1896-1902).

The Excess Of Divine Love

The distance between our humanity and the divinity of God is so … [Continue Reading]

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Laudato Si' (Praise Be to You), Pope Francis's environmental encyclical, is available for pre-order in a special edition from Ignatius Press.

A roundtable including Fr. Fessio, Mark Brumley, and others will be posted at OurCommonHome.net in the coming days.

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Homilies for July 2015

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 5, 2015 The Prophetic Witness Purpose: The prophetic witness was needed in order to call God’s people back to the covenant. We are summoned to receive the prophetic witness and to give … continue reading..

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To Give Up One’s Cloak

When St. Martin of Tours encountered a poor, naked beggar, he tore his own warm cloak in half, to share it. Later, he discovered in a dream that the beggar was Christ. The story of St. Martin and the beggar provides a key to an … continue reading..

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“Family, Become What You Are”

Catholic families today are surrounded and pressured by many wrong ideas and attitudes prevalent in our culture. The very meaning of marriage and family has been undermined. Families could use some bolstering and clear thinking to … continue reading..

/Jesus Teaches in the Synagogue/, by James Tissot (1896-1902).

Witnessing to Truth

The Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate revolutionized the Catholic Church’s relations with non-Christian religions, especially Judaism. The fourth part of this short declaration marked a decisive shift in Catholic-Jewish … continue reading..

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The Excess Of Divine Love

The distance between our humanity and the divinity of God is so incomprehensible that to begin to try and imagine this distance through the eyes of faith, is to catch a glimpse of the unfathomable power of God, and immensity of … continue reading..

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Recent & Upcoming Homilies

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Homilies for July 2015

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—July 5, 2015 The Prophetic Witness Purpose: The prophetic witness was … more...

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Homilies for June 2015

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)—June 7, 2015 The Marian Component to … more...

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Book Reviews

Summer Reading for June 2015

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

Spring Reading for April 2015

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

Spring Reading for March 2015

Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers That Even I Can Offer. Leah Libresco (Notre Dame, Indiana: … 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

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

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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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Letters

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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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