Monday, October 29, 2007

Fr. Hardon Archives

I just wanted to make everybody aware of this excellent resource on the Web, the Fr. John Hardon Archives, put together by the Real Presence Association. This site contains online transcripts of everything Fr. Hardon ever wrote.

Fr. Hardon, S.J., was an extraordinary figure in the pre and post-conciliar Church. His massive Catholic Catechism (1975) collected all Catholic doctrine into one volume and prefigured the Cathecism of the Catholic Church that was published nearly 20 years later, and to which Fr. Hardon was a contributor. He is also remembered for his Marian Catechist courses, which he developed out of a series of retreats that he gave for Mother Teresa and the Sisters of Charity.

He was also very well known for his loathing of the modern tendency to ignore the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

His cause for beatification was taken up in 2005 by no one other than Archbishop Raymond Burke, who has since then been collecting testimonies from people who knew Fr. Hardon.

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