Fr. Hardon

I got a guy in Heaven: Feast of the Guardian Angels

By John B. Manos / October 2, 2014 /

It just seems to be human nature that we all want a connection to power.  We want someone “on the inside” who can whisper in the ear of the boss and get things done for us.  Sometimes, we just need a guy that can talk to the boss and things get done. Growing up there…

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Father Hardon on St. Joseph: the Secret of True Love

By John B. Manos / March 19, 2014 /

On this solemn feast of St. Joseph, it is good to have a reminder of just who the saint really is. What follows is a short snippet from a lecture by Fr. John Hardon: Saint Joseph deserves our admiration for his other virtues, but, he is to be especially imitated in his love for Jesus and…

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Pentecost, Pentecostalism, Nominalism, and the Holy Spirit

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2013 /

As water cleanses from impurity and extinguishes fire, the use of water signifies that our souls are cleansed and the fire of hell is quenched for us. As oil gives light and strengthens the body, its use in Confirmation indicates plainly that our souls are enlightened and fortified by the Holy Spirit. Thus the practical…

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On the 96th anniversary of the Fatima Secret: a new take on the vision of the Angel

By John B. Manos / May 13, 2013 /

Today is the 96th anniversary of the vision to the three children at Fatima. Coincidently, it is also the 48th year for the Bellarmine Forum. Thus, Fatima is twice as old as the Bellarmine forum this year. On top of that, it is the 90th anniversary of St. Robert Bellarmine’s beatification on May 13, 1923! …

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