St. Joseph, “blessed spouse of Mary”

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Scripture and sacred tradition do not tell us too much about Joseph.  Yet, all we need to know is that the heart of his life beats between Mary and Jesus, how he found his truest self between our Lady and her God. St. Joseph and the … [Read more...]

Celebrating “Humanae Vitae” 45 Years Later

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The one night stand may not have been born in the 60s, but it was granted acceptance and serial permanence. ... the Holy Father saw how a general lowering of overall morality would be the result of such self-centeredness. Humanae Vitae … [Read more...]

June is Vocations Month

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Congratulations!     Our prayers and best wishes to all those ordained to the priesthood and the diaconate this month, and all those taking final vows for religious life! May God bless you and be … [Read more...]

The Latest Book Reviews

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Spring to Summer Reading For May 2013 Reviews for the following books: A SCHOOL OF PRAYER.  The Saints Show Us How to Pray. By Pope Benedict XVI  (Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2012), 282 pp.  HB $17.95. (Reviewed by Fr. … [Read more...]

May 2013 Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for May 2013  Jesus Ascends into Heaven 6th Sunday of Easter—May 5, 2013 Not as the World Gives Purpose: This Sunday's Gospel captures the heart of the Christian faith: "We will come to … [Read more...]

Welcome, Holy Father Francis!

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Like Francis of Assisi, our Holy Father is calling us back to the great saint who “rebuilt Christ's Church” by living a life of sheer simplicity and charity.    St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis: "Rebuild my House" Let us take … [Read more...]

The Latest Book Reviews

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Winter into Spring Reading For March 2013 Reviews for the following books: CONSTITUTIONAL ILLUSION AND ANCHORING TRUTHS: THE TOUCHSTONE OF THE NATURAL LAW. By Hadley Arkes. (Reviewed by Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.) __________ THE … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict’s Resignation

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For the latest information on Pope Benedict's decision to resign, go to Catholic World Report at: http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Default.aspx … [Read more...]

The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine

Some years ago, a group of theologians at Wyoming Catholic College came together to establish The Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine. By now you may already know about the ambitious project that our Institute has launched … [Read more...]

The Latest Book Reviews

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Winter Reading For January 2013 Reviews for the following books: CHRISTIANITY: THE FIRST THREE THOUSAND YEARS. By Diarmaid MacCulloch. (Reviewed by Fr. Brian Van Hove, S.J.) __________ HOMOSEXUALITY AND FOLLOWING CHRIST. By … [Read more...]

America’s Leading Pastoral Magazine in This Year of Faith

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Honor the Pope’s request in renewing our devotion to our Catholic faith, and assisting Homiletic & Pastoral Review in being that voice of the Gospel around the world. On January 1, 2013, Homiletic & Pastoral Review will … [Read more...]

Homilies

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For Sunday Liturgies and Feasts August 2012  "I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger." Less grumbling, more trust Purpose: To invite our congregations to an examination of conscience in which they ask … [Read more...]

Honoring the Priesthood in June

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To those enjoying the memories, blessed anniversary! To those still relishing your freshly-chrismed hands, congratulations! As June is upon us, we at HPR would like to thank all of you who are celebrating your priestly ordinations … [Read more...]

REJOICE!

Three Mary's at the Christ's tomb by Bouguereau

  Blessed Easter to you! And, please, know that you will all be remembered at Mass this Easter Season. What a wonder, what a truth, what a feast! Today, all death is destroyed and every longing is fulfilled. In his infinite mercy, … [Read more...]

Razing the bastions, yet again

In his 1952 Razing the Bastions (Schleifung der Bastionen) Hans Urs von Balthasar challenged the Church to replace any posturing of fear with a more world-friendly embrace.[1. Han Urs von Balthasar, Razing the Bastions, trans., Brian … [Read more...]

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