Category Archives: Saints, Blesseds, and other Holy People

A resource: talks by Fr. John Hardon, SJ

Fr_Hardon.jpgFor those not familiar with Fr. John Anthony Hardon, SJ, he was a wonderful teacher of the faith who lived in Detroit. He trained catechists and wrote an adult catechism which helped me on the way into the Church; he gave retreats, and spoke to many audiences. He’s also noted for making converts: quite a few Catholics found or returned

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St. Maximos on the Resurrection

“The Logos destroys the tyranny of the evil one, who dominates us through deceit, by triumphantly using as a weapon against him the flesh defeated in Adam. In this way he shows that what was once captured and made subject to death now captures the captor: by a natural death it destroys the captor’s life and becomes a poison to him, making him vomit up all those he was able to swallow because he had the power of death. But to humankind it becomes life, like leaven in

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A word from the Curé of Ars

I thank God for having had such a good heart for sinners and for having given one so good to his Mother.
Let us turn to her with a great confidence, and we are sure that, however miserable we may be, she will obtain for us the grace of our conversion.
The most holy Virgin places herself between her Son and us.
The more we are sinners, the more she has tenderness and compassion for us.
The child who costs his mother the most

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The Legion and Charism – another response to Ed Peters

Ed Peters has put together another response to the Legionaries of Christ / Regnum Christi (LC/RC) crisis, which is well worth reading. You can check it out here. Since I’m likely to be asked for a response, here’s a line-by-line:

I think that Fr. Alvaro Corcuera’s apparent claim that he knows nothing about Maciel’s behavior, except that Maciel sired a daughter, is utterly unbelievable. I have nothing else to say about this kind of stone-walling. I will simply re-endorse Dr. Germain Grisez’s and Mr. George

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Catherine Doherty lives!

The Madonna House Apostolate, the secular institute founded in Canada by Russian-born Catholic Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896-1985), showed today that the spirit of their community’s founder is alive and well among them.
In 1976, Doherty received her adopted country’s highest honor: she was made a member of the Order of Canada, in recognition of a lifetime of dedication to social justice and to the poor. This year, though, the Order is being debased, as the Governor General has decided to confer it upon

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On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak
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