May 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings
Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/30/17
Did Jesus have a last name?
We do not think of Jesus having had a last name in the way that people in many cultures of our time typically have a first, middle, and last name. In Jesus’ time, the identifying of one by “surname,” as we ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/23/17
In the Extraordinary Form Mass [that is, the Latin Mass from the Roman Missal of 1962], why do the servers hold up the chasuble sometimes?
This question is a wonderful observation of an act that happens during the consecration in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. As the ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/15/17
Could you explain the St. Michael Prayer? I have a friend who is bothered by the prayer because she feels that it is sending “sinners to hell;” that it’s a very unmerciful prayer. Maybe an explanation about what “all the evil spirits” means?
Thank you for this ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/08/17
Please be generous in supporting the United Catholic Appeal:
for our good and for the good of the whole Diocese of Duluth
TODAY is the kick-off of the 2017 United Catholic Appeal. I humbly ask you to please be generous in supporting the United Catholic Appeal.
In the mail, you ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/01/17
Why do Lutherans profess a belief in “one, holy, catholic, and apostolic” church?
Without claiming to know and understand the theology held by those who follow Lutheranism, I propose three possible reasons why Lutherans profess these words, all of which are based primarily upon Church history. The ... Read More »