Fr. John A. Hardon

BFP: Liturgical Battlefield: Are You a Victim or Combatant?

By John B. Manos / May 9, 2022 /

Pope Francis said that we Traditional Catholics should not make a battlefield of the liturgy.  Because he complains of Catholics hanging on to outdated things and old ideas, it is like he is saying that people who want a united and sacred liturgy (traditionalists or trads) disrupt the purpose of liturgy…  who are the real combatants?  why is this deja vu?  and what did Father Hardon say we can do about it?

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Brebeuf Jesuit Prep in Detente with the Devil versus How to be Humble in the Month of Pride – BFP014

By John B. Manos / June 29, 2019 /

Two Jesuit-educated alums consider whether the Society of Jesus is marching under “the other standard”, secularization, how to find refuge and thrive in the devil’s world we find ourselves in today.

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You Can’t “Fast” from Facebook – The Three Kinds of Lent Fasting

By John B. Manos / March 4, 2019 /

Fans of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual exercises will enjoy the three kinds of fasts, but more importantly, why there is no such thing as “fasting” from facebook.

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Zuckerberg’s Facebook Church is Real … Don’t Misunderstand him

By John B. Manos / July 12, 2017 /

Recently, there was a bunch of hooey because Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said he thought Facebook groups could replace church for many people. I think he’s right. Unfortunately, I take the opposite stance that the Federalist took. They said Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand church. They explain that Facebook cannot replace church. See, Mark Zuckerberg Is Clueless About Church If He…

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7 Secrets Fr. Hardon Observed about Saint Mother Teresa’s Power

By John B. Manos / September 4, 2016 /

Although many people think Mother Teresa was already canonized, some thinking it happened several times already, today it was official.  Some news services are calling her Saint Teresa.  Even Pope Francis said it was going to be difficult to change how we refer to her, from “Mother Teresa” to “Saint Teresa.”  I think, mostly because…

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Who Else Wants to Hear a Story about Mary’s Care For Us and People We Can’t Stand?

By John B. Manos / June 4, 2016 /

In Mary’s Immaculate Heart, all things about Our Lord are magnified. She truly does make it easier to understand the essences of God and the form of the mysteries of our faith. That’s not a cliche! Let me illustrate by talking about that one thing we all know:  that guy you can’t stand. Everybody has one. You know who…

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Kolbe’s Secret to the Best Month of Mary You’ve Ever Lived

By John B. Manos / May 2, 2016 /

May is the Month of the Blessed Mother Mary. Traditionally, people devoted a special care to do something special for their Blessed mother each day of May. I want to inspire you with “more” you can do and why. Best yet, I want to give you a story of St. Maximillian Kolbe’s secret, and how you can transform…

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Fr. Hardon on St. Michael the Archangel

By John B. Manos / September 29, 2015 /

Over the past nine days, we’ve had the novena to St. Michael on our Facebook page, with each day posting in the mornings. St. Michael is so many things, from assistant to the Blessed Mother at Fatima, to stalwart captain of the Heavenly Army, declaring to Satan, “Who is like God?” Given our situation today, where…

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Demystifying Why There was Supernatural at Medjugorje, but not the Messages

By John B. Manos / June 25, 2015 /

News is circulating today about a decision having been made in the Congregation for Doctrine and Faith that the messages of Medjugorje were in fact not supernatural. Nobody should be surprised. Over the years over we’ve been burdened by smug believers of the Medjugorje phenomenon who look down their nose and lecture on the superior knowledge to be…

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Father Hardon: Stop Communion in the Hand Now!

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2015 /

  I often forget that the things that were common knowledge in the 90s are forgotten or ignored today. It becomes apparent when discussing communion in the hand, as I did the other day in the neopaganism article, or as I have in other contexts over the past few years, that people generally believe now that…

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