What is the key to holiness?

The Mission of the Fatima Family Apostolate by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. We address ourselves to the questions: “Why and how are Members of the Fatima Family Apostolate called to Holiness?” Needless to say, this subject covers an ocean of ideas. That is why I wish to...

Mary as Model Catechist for Parents

Mary as Model Catechist for Parents by Fr. John Hardon, S.J. We do not usually talk about Mary as a catechist and we do not commonly think of her as a model for those who catechize. But the Blessed Virgin Mary is not only a pattern, she is a perfect model of what...

The heart of the Fatima message

The Essential Message of Fatima by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. On May 13, 1982, Pope John Paul II offered the Sacrifice of the Mass in Fatima, during his pilgrimage of gratitude to Portugal. During the Mass, the Pope preached a lengthy homily on “Mary’s Maternal Love.”...

Our God, Jesus Christ, was carried in Mary’s womb

The Mother of God by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. We address Our Lady as Mother of God every time we recite the Hail Mary, and say, “Holy Mary, Mother of God.” This title is at once the most fundamental Marian profession of our Catholic faith, and the most endearing in...

Christ Himself must first be known as the God-man

The Principle of Analogy in Teaching the Incarnation and the Eucharist Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. As the Incarnation is the central doctrine of Christianity, so the explanation of its meaning and the realization of its importance in human life should be the focal point...

Prayer is conversation with our adorable God

Prayer and the First Commandment by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. The most generic and fundamental definition of prayer: the conscious adoration of God. We might say it is expressed adoration. Adoration manifest. It is the communication of our minds and wills with God with...

It Is A Protestant Heresy to Honor The Saints

History of the Church: 1517 A.D. to the Present Theology for The Laity Series – Fall ‘94 The Real Meaning of Halloween by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Now once more, the sequence for today’s classes will first be on Church History and then on the Third Article of the...

How is the Rosary a channel of grace?

The Rosary: A Prayer for All Times The Indispensable Prayer for Our Times by Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. Our title for this conference is, “The Rosary: A Prayer for All Times.” I would like to add a subtitle, so that the full title will read: “The Rosary: A Prayer for...