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Fr. Joel Hastings

Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 23. SACRAMENTS: PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE SACRAMENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/20/20

Over the last several weeks, we have looked at the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Church – focusing on the particular details of each commandment and precept toward seeing how right living of the commandments is possible through Christ, who is the fulfillment of the law.  Now ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 5: SUMMARY OF THE COMMANDS: CHRIST THE GOAL OF THE LAW

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/13/20

       Over the last several installments (19 in all!) we have looked at the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Church in detail – describing each of these commandments and precepts in reference to a relationship with God in love. To that end, it is fitting ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 4: SIXTH COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/06/20

The sixth precept of Church (as recorded in some lists of precepts, including that as found in The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism), is “To observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.” Though the Catechism of the Catholic Church does not include this precept in its list within ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 3: FIFTH COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/30/19

          The fifth precept as given by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2043 is “You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.”  The same paragraph further explains that this precept “means that the faithful are obliged to assist with the ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 2: FOURTH COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/23/19

           The fourth precept as given by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2043 is “You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.”  The same paragraph further explains that this precept “ensures the times of ascesis and penance which ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 1: THIRD COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/16/19

         The third precept as given by the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2042 is “You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once a year.”  The same paragraph further explains that this precept “guarantees as a minimum the reception of the Lord’s ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 21. THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH; THE FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENTS: PART 3: SECOND COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/09/19

          As we look at the second precept, it is noted again that the precepts give “the very necessary minimum” to be expected if one is to grow in the love of God and neighbor.

          The second precept as given by the Catechism of ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 21. THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH; THE FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENTS: PART 2: FIRST COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH – PARTICIPATING IN MASS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 12/02/19

         The commandments or “precepts” of the Church are laws of the Church which pertain to moral and liturgical practice and are understood as “the very necessary minimum” to be expected if one is to grow in the loving God and neighbor.  Each of these precepts ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 21. THE COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH; THE FIRST AND SECOND COMMANDMENTS:PART 1: INTRO TO THE “PRECEPTS” OR “COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH.”

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/25/19

         Having completed the Ten Commandments of God as given primarily in Exodus 20, we now turn to the “precepts” of the Church.  However, given our use of the outline from within the book The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, the title of each installment here will refer ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 20. THE SEVENTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 4: THE TENTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/18/19

           The tenth commandment is “You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.” As with the ninth, this commandment is found within and implied by the larger formulation given in Exodus 20:17: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, ... Read More »

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