Homilies for September 2022

For September 4, September 11, September 18, and September … [Continue Reading]

The New Staff of HPR

Taking effect September 1, 2022, a new team will assume leadership of … [Continue Reading]

Response to Peter Kwasniewski

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi this year (June 19), the U.S. … [Continue Reading]

The Importance of Recognizing Satan’s Existence

This essay is a sequel to my article, “Disbelief in the Existence of P … [Continue Reading]

It’s All Just a Mathematical Equation

The devil wants to divide us. It’s as simple as that. As simple as a m … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered – September 2022

Truly Believing in the Real Presence Question: I am 73 and a lifelong … [Continue Reading]

Book Reviews – September 2022

The Light Entrusted to You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive. By John … [Continue Reading]

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Honoring St. Teresa of Calcutta

This September marks 25 years since the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta. In her honor, HPR features these two poems by Michael Grumbine. Love Afire   A beggar, gaunt, was known to us, Though harshness claimed his … continue reading..

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Homilies for September 2022

For September 4, September 11, September 18, and September 25 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time – September 4, 2022 Readings: Wis 9:13–18b • Ps 90:3–4, 5–6, 12–13, 14 and 17 • Phmn 9–10, 12–17 • Lk 14:25–33    bible.usccb.or … continue reading..

The New Staff of HPR

Taking effect September 1, 2022, a new team will assume leadership of Homiletic & Pastoral Review. HPR welcomes Rev. John P. Cush, STD, as Editor-in-Chief, with Sister Mary Micaela Hoffman, RSM, S.S.L., as Associate Editor. At … continue reading..

Response to Peter Kwasniewski

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi this year (June 19), the U.S. bishops launched the “Eucharistic Revival,” a three-year endeavor aimed at rekindling Eucharistic faith and devotion among Catholics. Almost simultaneously, on June 2 … continue reading..

The Importance of Recognizing Satan’s Existence

This essay is a sequel to my article, “Disbelief in the Existence of Personified Evil” in the August 2020 issue of this same publication. In that article, I explained Satan’s identity, his motives, his ways, the times in which he a … continue reading..

It’s All Just a Mathematical Equation

The devil wants to divide us. It’s as simple as that. As simple as a mathematical equation, but one that has devastating consequences. As Catholic Christians, who have been taught that evil spirits flee “in the name of Jesus,” w … continue reading..

Questions Answered – September 2022

Truly Believing in the Real Presence Question: I am 73 and a lifelong Catholic. I struggle with the doctrine of the real presence. I say this partially because if Catholics really believed this, the churches and adoration chapels … continue reading..

Book Reviews – September 2022

The Light Entrusted to You: Keeping the Flame of Faith Alive. By John R. Wood. Reviewed by Aaron Martin. (skip to review) The Education of a Historian: A Strange and Wonderful Story. By John W. O’Malley. Reviewed by Christopher … continue reading..

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Homilies for September 2022

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Super-essential Work amid COVID-19

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Questions Answered – September 2022

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Mixing Unconsecrated Hosts Question: Is it a sin for a priest to mix unconsecrated hosts with … more...

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Roots of the Apostles’ Creed Question: In the Apostles’ Creed we profess: “On the third day he … more...

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