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Rev. Msgr. Richard P. Hynes

About the Blogger

As Director of the Department of Parish Life and Formation, Fr. Richard Hynes oversees the efforts of many Archdiocesan agencies. Prior to his appointment, he served in parishes in his native New Jersey and in the Archdiocese.

Blog posts by Rev. Msgr. Richard P. Hynes

  • Monday, December 14, 2009

    Worship and Health

    A successful physician said to me a few years ago: “Father, you have to get more people to go to Church.  Medical research and my own practice tell me that those who attend Church (or synagogue or the Mosque) weekly have fewer ailments!  I now ask my patients if they worship along with asking if they exercise.  It’s healthy!”


  • Monday, June 22, 2009

    How to Be a Christian in the World?

    In the year 150 AD an astute observer of Christians made many observations about them, not their creed but their behaviors.  Here are a few of his observations from a letter to Diognetus.  The full text is only 550 words.