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April 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

April 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Call no man father?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/24/17

In the bible it says “you shall not call anyone on earth Father because you have but one Father in Heaven.” Why then are priests and dads called father? I actually feel guilty calling anyone father but my heavenly Father. What else is appropriate to call priests other than Father?

         Might I approach the main part of the question from three angles – noting that after my three angles I hope that the question of “what else” to call the priest will hopefully not need an ... Read More »

How can I forgive?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/18/17

How does a person truly forgive another who has done them wrong?  Is it just by saying it?  Praying about [it]?  Why is it so hard for someone to forgive another?  It can even take years to forgive.  How can it be easier and faster to forgive, like Jesus ... Read More »

What Mysteries should I pray? Forgiveness of venial sin.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/10/17

During Lent are we supposed to say the Sorrowful Mysteries everyday up until Easter Sunday when praying the Rosary?

     This answer may not seem timely (as Lent is concluding); however, the answer I will give is meant to be timely in any moment, as there is merit ... Read More »

How can I make a better confession?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/03/17

How can I make a better confession?

     In order to cover many bases in this question while keeping it as simple as possible, I choose to print a list of “tips” to making a good confession written by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, author of the very popular Catholic ... Read More »

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