The Tender Heart

Where in any classical literature do men rejoice over wounds? In the … [Continue Reading]

Christ’s Resurrection and Ours

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and … [Continue Reading]

Is It Virtuous to Criticize the Pope?

Lately there has been much public criticism of our Holy Father the … [Continue Reading]

The New Acceptance of Sodomy

How could a Catholic priest ever come to think that it was morally … [Continue Reading]

Probing the Creed

He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. . . – Apostles Creed. Surely o … [Continue Reading]

Walking through Mud

Thirteen years ago, life changed dramatically for me and my children, … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – April 2019

Reflections on the Sacred Liturgy, Vol. I: Lent & Holy Week By … [Continue Reading]

The Burning of a Cathedral

Flames ravage the iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. A … [Continue Reading]

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The Tender Heart

Where in any classical literature do men rejoice over wounds? In the ancients, injuries and lacerations bring about sorrow, if not revenge. But in the Gospel reading for Divine Mercy Sunday (Jn 20:19–31), we see a new u … continue reading..

Christ’s Resurrection and Ours

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into His glory? (Lk 24:26) After the death of Jesus, it seems that even those who had been closest to Him were blinded by the pain of disappointment and … continue reading..

Is It Virtuous to Criticize the Pope?

Lately there has been much public criticism of our Holy Father the Pope even amongst faithful Catholics. Some have been dismayed by this criticism, considering it irreverent and judgmental. Yet others justify criticism of the … continue reading..

The New Acceptance of Sodomy

How could a Catholic priest ever come to think that it was morally acceptable for him to engage in sodomy? In the light of more than a dozen events or factors affecting one’s thinking since 1960, a priest with a same-sex o … continue reading..

Probing the Creed

He was crucified under Pontius Pilate. . . – Apostles Creed. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our … continue reading..

Walking through Mud

Thirteen years ago, life changed dramatically for me and my children, then 10, 8, and 6. It’s the year I started walking through mud up to my neck. You know that feeling, right? It’s hard to get out of bed, to do once easy routine … continue reading..

Book Reviews – April 2019

Reflections on the Sacred Liturgy, Vol. I: Lent & Holy Week By Fr. Thomas Hoisington. Reviewed by Stephanie A. Mann. (skip to review) Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World By Timothy P. O’Malley. … continue reading..

The Burning of a Cathedral

Flames ravage the iconic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. A priest, along with firefighters, rushes to rescue the Blessed Sacrament as well as the famous relic of the Crown of Thorns. All of this on what might be called … continue reading..

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Recent & Upcoming Homilies

Homilies for April 2019

For Apr. 7, Apr. 14 (Palm, or Passion), Easter (day), and Apr. 28 (Divine Mercy). Fifth Sunday of Lent – A … more...

Homilies for March 2019

For Mar. 3, Mar. 10, Mar. 17, Mar. 24, and Mar. 31. 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time – March 3, 2019    Rea … more...

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews – April 2019

Reflections on the Sacred Liturgy, Vol. I: Lent & Holy Week By Fr. Thomas Hoisington. Reviewed … more...

Book Reviews – March 2019

Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus By Craig C. Hill. Reviewed by Matthew K. … more...

Catherine O’Donnell’s Elizabeth Seton: American Saint

O’Donnell, Catherine. Elizabeth Seton: American Saint. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018. 5 … more...

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Bishop’s Corner

Confession of Faith, Eucharist and Martyrdom

Introduction[0. Paper presented at Theological Colloquium held at St. Mary’s Malankara Seminary, T … [Read More...]

Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Amoris Laetitia”

For a guided reading Chapter Eight of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia is … [Read More...]

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A Spirituality of Advent

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Questions Answered

Questions Answered – March 2019

What Is the Institutional Church? Question: I hear a lot about the “institutional church.” It seems … more...

Questions Answered – February 2019

Why Do We Need Grace? Question: St. Thomas believed that man has an inborn understanding and … more...

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Letters

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...

Euthanasia for children in Belgium‏

Dear Homiletic & Pastoral Review, It is with great distress that as an American living in … more...

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