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May 2016 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

May 2016 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

Mass questions

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/31/16

If you walk out of Mass and Church with the Host in your mouth, have you heard Mass?

I will answer this question in two ways:  1 – as literally given; and 2 – (at the risk of misinterpreting this question), as a rephrased question to the effect of ... Read More »

Trinity Sunday

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/27/16

From our children:  Two great questions suited well for Trinity Sunday:

 Why do we make the Sign of the Cross and say Amen both before we pray and again after our prayer?

           While it is easy to remember that the “Our Father,” “Hail Mary,” and “Glory be” are ... Read More »

Resurrection of the Body?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/16/16

Please expand on “Resurrection of the Body.”

A central article of our faith is the “incarnation”: That Jesus Christ is God in human flesh. In articulating this mystery, we affirm that Jesus is fully God and fully man, without any loss of His divinity, and with all that is ... Read More »

Authenticity & pinchy fingers

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/12/16

How do we know what the pope really said?

This is a very good question regarding “who” we are to believe when it comes to presenting the messages put forth by Pope Francis. On his own part, the Holy Father has shown a willingness to say what is truly ... Read More »

What should I wear?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/02/16

Can you comment on how people should dress for Church?

           This topic is best approached by considering our call to love God and the necessity of humility in approaching Him. For the Mass is not something we do for Him; it is the sacrifice of Christ by which ... Read More »


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