Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fr. John A. Hardon, SJ Podcasts!

There are several interesting things I would like to pass on about Fr. John Hardon, SJ. 


From - the website for the cause of Fr. John Hardon (emphasis mine in bold):
Be sure to check out our podcasts under the "Archive and Guild" tab. We have discovered many beautiful articles by Father Hardon here at the Archive and Guild, and so we decided to read them and convert the recordings into podcasts, which are also available on iTunes.

The dates for the few available podcasts are from May and June 2011, so this endeavor is just starting.  You can listen online there, or hit a link in that page to go over to iTunes where you can subscribe as I just did!

Please mark your calendars for two Masses that will be held to commemorate Father John A. Hardon S.J.'s 64th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood as well as his 97th birthday. One Mass will be celebrated at noon on June 18th at the National Shrine of Saint Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois. The other Mass will be at the Jesuit Conference and Retreat Center at Colombiere, in Clarkston, Michigan. This Mass will be celebrated at 9:30am.

Father Robert T. McDermott, Postulator to the Cause of Father Hardon, will be the main celebrant for the Mass at Marytown. Father Brian Van Hove, S.J., will be the main celebrant at the Mass at Colombiere, and Father Francis Budovic S.J., will be the homilist.

Fr. Robert McDermott, the postulator for Fr. Hardon's cause, is interviewed by Kresta about sainthood causes in general, what is involved, and how cases like Fr. Hardon's or Bishop Sheen's differs from that of others like Fr. Michael McGivney. 

You can listen to the audio online, or go here to subscribe to Kresta's podcast.  It is the third segment of the first hour on June 15, 2011 (click here to listen online, but note that the audio may start running as soon as you get there, so if you are not at home.... you know... LOL)

Third Topic -Memorial Mass for Fr. John Hardon on his Birthday / Anniversary of Ordination

Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, was a Jesuit priest, writer, and theologian. Father Hardon wrote dozens of books on religion and theology including: The Catholic Catechism, a defining volume of Catholic orthodoxy; and the Modern Catholic Dictionary, the first major Catholic reference dictionary published after the Second Vatican Council. The talk to Fr. Robert McDermott, Postulator of the Cause of Fr. Hardon.


Fr. Hardon was a prolific writer, one of the reasons his cause will take longer than others who did not have many writings. He was a master catechist, one who guided faithful and confused Catholics alike during the turbulent post-Vatican II years when teachings were being distorted. Here are just a few of his books.  I highly recommend, especially, the Treasury of Catholic Wisdom.

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