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December 2015 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

December 2015 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Christmas Blessing

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/28/15

“‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,’ which means ‘God is with us.’” (Matthew 1:23).

These words of the Gospel, simple as they are, speak to the depth of the great gift of Christmas, which I pray all of ... Read More »

New homily

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/21/15

The homily from the 4th Sunday of Advent is now available HERE.

Sin enters the world

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/21/15

Would there be sin in the world if Lucifer didn’t want to be as great as God?

           Good question about the roots and nature of sin and evil in the world – especially because it shows understanding that Lucifer, the greatest of all the angels ... Read More »

Music Selections at Mass

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/14/15

Can we bring back the “Gather” hymnals (more familiar hymns)?

          In an effort to give this question/request the attention and substantive answer it deserves, I need to first say a few things about my own entering into the present situation.  First of all, I am very aware that ... Read More »

Is Yoga for Catholics?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/07/15

At a pain clinic it was advised that we do Yoga. Since Yoga is rooted in Eastern religions and includes meditation as well as exercise, are we, as Catholics, permitted to do it?

This particular question about yoga contains a deeper, more general issue that is worthy of reflecting ... Read More »

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