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Fr. Joel Hastings

Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY ORDERS: PART 8: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION 2 – WHY CAN ONLY MEN BE ORDAINED?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/30/20

In present times, many people question or even attack the Catholic understanding of God’s will to create human beings in His image as male and female who are equal and different.  Secular rhetoric and speech on many issues related to human sexuality wants to suggest that there either are ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY ORDERS PART 7: MINISTER AND RECIPIENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/23/20

As was shown in the first installment on the sacrament of holy orders, Christ gave this sacrament to the Church to make His saving works available through all the sacraments.  Accordingly, as we turn our attention to the minister and recipients of holy orders to consider “who” is able ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY ORDERS: PART 8: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION 1 – WHY CELIBACY?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/16/20

We have explored the sacrament of holy orders as a gift of Jesus Christ to His Church. Through the ministry of the ordained, the saving works of Jesus are made available to the world in the Church’s sacraments.  Those who receive holy orders are called to serve through a ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY ORDERS: PART 6: THE RITE AND EFFECTS OF ORDINATION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/09/20

 The sacrament of holy orders was given by Jesus to establish a ministerial priesthood for administering His saving works through the sacraments.  Through holy orders, a new way of life in sharing in Christ’s priesthood is given to those who receive it - one that goes far beyond simply ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. HOLY ORDERS PART 5: ORIGINS AND HISTORY

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/02/20

         In the definition of the of the sacraments, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1131 notes that the sacraments are “entrusted to the Church.”  This entrustment means that it belongs to the Church to guard and offer the graces of the sacraments within her life and mission.  ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. ANOINTING OF THE SICK: PART 4: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION – PROPER TIME TO BE ANOINTED

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/26/20

Often when the anointing of the sick is requested, the phone conversation tends to  go like this: “Hello Father, this is [employee of stated healthcare facility], can you come and give last rites to…..”  Indeed, when we speak of anointing of the sick, we rightly acknowledge the importance of ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. ANOINTING OF THE SICK PART 3: MINISTER AND RECIPIENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/19/20

 In the anointing of the sick, the key elements to the sacrament are the anointings with the blessed oil upon the forehead and hands of the recipient by the priest while he says the words that ask for the “grace of the Holy Spirit” and that the Lord who ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. ANOINTING OF THE SICK: PART 2: THE RITE AND EFFECTS OF ANIOINTING

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/12/20

The ministry of healing is significant in the life and mission of Jesus Christ – both in his willing to give physical healing, and above all in his death and resurrection that offers us healing from sin.  Within his healing ministry is also the transformation of suffering from what ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 34. ANOINTING OF THE SICK PART 1: ORIGINS AND HISTORY

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/05/20

Having spent significant time looking at the sacrament of penance, we turn our attention to the other sacrament of healing:  anointing of the sick.  In beginning with the origins and history of the sacrament, it is noteworthy that the sacrament itself has been relatively unchanged in history, though its ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 33. TEMPORAL PUNISHMENTS AND INDULGENCES

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/28/20

 As we know, God desires to forgive us of sins (and we hopefully are seeking to forgive each other).  However, in many cases the forgiveness of a sin does not remove the damage done.  Whenever we sin there are wounds inflicted upon our own souls and those of others, ... Read More »

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