Homilies for October 2020

For October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25 27th Sunday in … [Continue Reading]

The True Meaning of Vatican II

The Church today is divided, and very likely to divide even more. … [Continue Reading]

Homeschooling Is Not the Ideal

[N.B: Essays appearing on Homiletic & Pastoral Review have been d … [Continue Reading]

Pope Francis and the Feast of our Lady, Untier of Knots

Thanks to the effort of Pope Francis, the feast of Our Lady, Untier of … [Continue Reading]

Outgrowing Jesus?

Outgrowing God, the most recent book by famed evolutionary biologist … [Continue Reading]

A Catholic Vote Must Be a Moral Vote

There was a time not too long ago in our nation’s history when C … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – October 2020

  Can Francis Change the Church? How American Catholics Are … [Continue Reading]

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In Memoriam: Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J.

Sacerdotal Steelworker In the lore of the Society of Jesus, it has been thought that when a Jesuit dies, he fears meeting St. Ignatius more than he fears the judgment seat of Christ. Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J., a son of Ignatius who died suddenly two weeks ago, need not fear that meeting. Several encomia have […]

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Homilies for October 2020

For October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 4, 2020 Readings: Is 5:1-7 • Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20 • Phil 4:6-9 • Mt 21:33-43 usccb.org/bible/readings/100420.cfm The Jewish … continue reading..

The True Meaning of Vatican II

The Church today is divided, and very likely to divide even more. Throughout Church history there have been disputes; that’s not so unusual. What’s odd about this situation is that the two disputing groups, the “liberals” and the “ … continue reading..

Homeschooling Is Not the Ideal

[N.B: Essays appearing on Homiletic & Pastoral Review have been deemed to be compatible with the teaching of the Church, but do not necessarily reflect the opinions of HPR. Fr. Meconi and his staff have always been grateful fo … continue reading..

Pope Francis and the Feast of our Lady, Untier of Knots

Thanks to the effort of Pope Francis, the feast of Our Lady, Untier of Knots (or undoer of knots), is celebrated on September 28th. Though the feast is still relatively unknown in the United States, it is gaining in popularity. … continue reading..

Outgrowing Jesus?

Outgrowing God, the most recent book by famed evolutionary biologist and outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins, caught my eye when being prominently displayed in a local bookstore following its release in late 2019.[1. R. Dawkins, … continue reading..

A Catholic Vote Must Be a Moral Vote

There was a time not too long ago in our nation’s history when Catholic doctrine positively influenced the outcome of ballot votes by effectively contributing to meeting the perennial need to keep civil law in harmony with moral l … continue reading..

Book Reviews – October 2020

  Can Francis Change the Church? How American Catholics Are Responding to His Leadership. By Thomas P. Sweetser. Reviewed by Christopher Siuzdak. (skip to review) Into His Likeness: Be Transformed as a Disciple of … continue reading..

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews – October 2020

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Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

Has anyone else been a bit taken aback in realizing that you are not … more...

A Sacerdotal Summer

St. Ignatius of Loyola likened the “enemy of our human nature” to a cun … more...

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Questions Answered — September 2020

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