The Words Men Need to Hear

Speak only the words men need to hear, the things that really help … [Continue Reading]

Intensive or Extensive Religious Education?

Why do parish religious education programs so often seem to be … [Continue Reading]

A Case for the Sacrament of Marriage

Did God intend marriage to be a union between one man and one woman, a … [Continue Reading]

The Revised Catechism on the Death Penalty

With popular news articles beginning on August 2, 2018, various media … [Continue Reading]

Fatima’s Third Secret—More Relevant than Ever?

For many decades, the “Third Secret of Fatima” was considered by many p … [Continue Reading]

Reflections on the Crisis in the Church

Every weekday morning, I pray the rosary in my car on the way to work. … [Continue Reading]

Questions Answered

Question: I truly appreciate our parish priest. Everyone loves and … [Continue Reading]

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The Words Men Need to Hear

Speak only the words men need to hear, the things that really help them . . . (Ephesians 4:29) Introduction The effects of language—for good or ill—first occurred to me when I was five, during the summer before kindergarten. A … continue reading..

Intensive or Extensive Religious Education?

Why do parish religious education programs so often seem to be one-size-fits-all? Whether a parish’s program is dubbed religious education, faith formation, or good ol’ CCD, parish-based catechesis of children tends to be rather co … continue reading..

A Case for the Sacrament of Marriage

Did God intend marriage to be a union between one man and one woman, a union that is both permanent and indissoluble? Is marriage at its very essence meant to be a covenantal bond between a man and a woman, or is it just as easily … continue reading..

The Revised Catechism on the Death Penalty

With popular news articles beginning on August 2, 2018, various media agencies have been proclaiming: “Pope Francis has declared the death penalty wrong in all cases, a definitive change in church teaching . . .” (New York Times), … continue reading..

Fatima’s Third Secret—More Relevant than Ever?

For many decades, the “Third Secret of Fatima” was considered by many people to be one of the great mysteries of the Church. It was part of the message believed to be held back from the public at the request of Our Lady of Fatima, … continue reading..

Reflections on the Crisis in the Church

Every weekday morning, I pray the rosary in my car on the way to work. It’s not the most ideal time to do it; I’m often distracted by traffic events and inclement weather, but I suppose it’s better than not praying it at all. … continue reading..

Questions Answered

Question: I truly appreciate our parish priest. Everyone loves and admires him. People find it sometimes difficult to express their appreciation. How does one go about showing their appreciation for their priest? Answer: One … continue reading..

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Recent & Upcoming Homilies

Homilies for September 2018

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B—September 2, 2018 Readings: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, … more...

Homilies for August 2018

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time—August 5, 2018   Readings:  Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78:3-4, 23-24, 25, 54; Eph … more...

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Book Reviews

Late Summer Reading

Liturgy and Personality: The Healing Power of Formal Prayer, by Dietrich von Hildebrand; with a new … more...

Is the Holy Family a Realistic Model for Ordinary Families?

In this time of troubled marriages and beleaguered families, a renewed focus on the Holy Family, and … more...

Early Summer Book Reviews

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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”

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Jesus Offers Us His Sacred Heart

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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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