Welcome to the first-ever electronic issue of Homiletic and Pastoral Review!
After 111 years, the “what” we publish – to provide essays and homilies on the truths and the beauty of Jesus Christ and his one, true Church; and the “why” we publish—to help save souls; both remain the same. But the “how” we publish has changed. We are in no way ceasing publication, but the world of publishing is changing drastically before our very eyes.
In fact, recent studies show that 70 percent of what men read (vir, not homo!), they read in some electronic format. This is a reality that has to be faced. The Ignatius Press staff and I can only trust that we are meeting this new reality in the most prudent and efficient way possible: bringing HPR into the digital age. Admittedly, this is still very much a work-in-progress. If, therefore, you have any suggestions for me, or the staff, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the Newborn bless your New Year, and may he bless all our different ways of evangelizing and serving him in the year ahead!
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!
Fr. David Meconi, S.J.