Fr. John A. Hardon

Father Hardon on Lent and his 7 Rules of Penance

By John B. Manos / February 15, 2015 /

Fr. Hardon gives the basis of penance as a Divine Law that each of us must do, or perish. We may voluntarily do penance now – with his 7 rules of penance – or forcefully have it done to us later.

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Our Lady of the Rosary, the Indispensable Prayer

By John B. Manos / October 7, 2014 /

How many times have you spent time with someone and suddenly realized that what seemed to be a few moments was in fact hours? The time speaking was just too delightful and the surprise when looking at a clock or watch attests that there, for that moment you’ve even escaped time — transcended it.  I have debated…

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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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In the Name of Mary: Lord God, help!

By John B. Manos / September 12, 2014 /

Not sure about the feast of the Holy Name of Mary? Need an idea for something nice to do for you Mother Mary on this feast to her? Find out what Polish kings, Vienna, and the Pope discovered about Mary, and hear some suggestions from Fr. Hardon.

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Fr. Hardon’s Analysis of Bellarmine will help you Defeat the Devil

By John B. Manos / June 10, 2014 /

If you ever listened to Fr. Hardon in real life, or you’ve heard the tapes, CDs or recordings of his, you know the clues he’d give you in the middle of a sentence, “but… what a crucial adversative this is… but… without exception.” He’d grab your attention and get you to pay attention. He had other…

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What Does Easter mean TO YOU?

By John B. Manos / April 20, 2014 /

Do you believe in the resurrection, in Easter? I mean it, have you considered that because Jesus destroyed death from the inside out, that everything is different now? If you’ve kept a fast for lent, you have some natural feeling of this. Today, you’ve had your restraints unchained and you’ve tasted (literally) a new freedom. That is…

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So you want to Re-evangelize? Catch Abbot Nicholas on EWTN Live tonight

By John B. Manos / April 9, 2014 /

Tonight, on EWTN Live, abbot Nicholas of the Holy Resurrection Monastery in Wisconsin will be the guest. I had the pleasure of hearing him speak at my parish this past weekend. His topics were on Christian mysticism, re-evangelization, ethnic and church traditions, and similar topics. I was particularly interested in the re-evangelization topic as I…

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Do the American Bishops hate fasting?

By John B. Manos / February 24, 2014 /

I was shell shocked today by an omission I can hardly believe. At Mass, I heard the Gospel about the possessed boy out of whom the Apostles could not drive the demon. We all know the tale:  Our Lord drives the demon out, and the Apostles ask, “Why could we not drive out the demon?”  And Our…

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By John B. Manos / February 18, 2014 /

For decades now, I’ve been assaulted by people who insist that Medjugorje is worth attention. They would send messages, daily messages, and talk of it endlessly. Some are still that way. I’ve never been convinced. I’ll talk about Fatima all day long. The alleged events at Medjugorje have always struck me as “off.” Since I’m on a roll of…

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Fr. Hardon: Three reasons why the devil is so strong today.

By John B. Manos / February 17, 2014 /

Fr. Hardon gives the 3 reasons causing “the rise of heresy and the participation of priests & religious in the acceptance of homosexuality … why is the devil so strong today.

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