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February 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

February 2018 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

What is blaspheming against the Holy Spirit

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/26/18

What is blaspheming against the Holy Spirit, and how can any sin be unforgivable?

         As further context for this question, might we first look at the passage from Mark 3:22-30, within which Jesus makes reference to these matters of blaspheming against the Holy Spirit:

        “The scribes who ... Read More »

Prayer and Openness to God

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/19/18

Prayer and Openness to God.

     As this is the First Sunday of Lent, I am going to make an assumption – albeit one that is pretty safe: that many of us are approaching Lent with the desire to grow in holiness. For some, that desired growth in ... Read More »

General and Particular Judgment

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/12/18

What is the difference between general and particular judgment? Does God judge us in front of everyone and say our sins aloud? If so I thought we were forgiven in confession. So why would he bring our sins up again?

     The distinction between the time of the ... Read More »

Red Rose Rescues

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/05/18

What does the Church say in her social doctrine about civil disobedience for the cause of life as practiced by the Franciscan Friars of Renewal and Priests for Life in the nationally coordinated Red Rose Rescues?

         “Red Rose Rescues” are recent actions sponsored by some pro-life organizations wherein ... Read More »

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