Fr. John A. Hardon

Catholic Dictionary: Menticide?

By John B. Manos / February 16, 2014 /

I was looking for something recently in my copy of Fr. John Hardon’s Modern Catholic Dictionary when I noticed an entry that caught my eye: Menticide. Mind killing. “The systematic effort to break down the beliefs and allegiances of a person by physical or psychological means, in order to substitute one’s own. Also called brain-washing, it…

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Who is this Savior Born of Mary?

By John B. Manos / December 26, 2013 /

Christmas is wrought with contradictions and hope. I love it. I always have to wonder just Who people think Jesus is and what His Incarnation means for us today, though. Besought with an authoritarian government, the encroachment of Marxist demoralization, and myriads of distractions foisted on us by the mass media, it is difficult sometimes…

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Bomb-Throwing Jesuits

By John M. DeJak / July 31, 2013 /

The tomb of St. Ignatius Loyola is situated at a brilliant side altar in the Society of Jesus’s Mother church in Rome, the Church of the Gesu. One of the most striking features of the tomb of St. Ignatius is the sculpture to the right of the altar entitled “Religion Overthrowing Heresy and Hatred” by…

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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, Chicago Bombings, Labor Riots, and Terror of Demons

By John B. Manos / May 1, 2013 /

What does St. Joseph have to do with May Day? How is Chicago tied into this feast? Is this feast still needed today or has the need go away? Find out why May Day is really St. Joseph day!!

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Why Pontius Pilate is in the Apostles Creed, not Judas or the Jews. Gird your loins for the answer.

By John B. Manos / March 29, 2013 /

Of all the people and names surrounding the Passion and Crucifixion of Our Lord, why is Pontius Pilate singled out in the Apostles Creed by name? The answer will startle you.

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Metaphysics and Contraception

By John M. DeJak / January 17, 2012 /

Recently a class of high school seniors that I teach read St. Thomas Aquinas’s “Treatise on Law” from his magisterial Summa Theologiae. The students struggled through the work and great discussion was sparked over the topic of law generally and the natural law specifically. In leading the class through the discussion with several of my…

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