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June 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

June 2017 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

What is the nature of God's emotions?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/26/17

What is the nature of God’s emotions? Does He experience sadness for our sin or joy when we glorify Him?

     I appeal first to the definitions of St. Thomas Aquinas, who considers our human emotions (or what he calls “passions”) as those movements of our “sensitive appetite” ... Read More »

What is the Sequence that was sung before the Gospel on Corpus Christi?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/21/17

Guest blogger, Sandy Eller, our music coordinator, shares the following:

I've had a lot of questions this week (and it's only Tuesday!) about the sequence for Corpus Christi on Sunday. Why is it done, why is it optional, what does it all mean? Some have wanted to revisit this ... Read More »

End of life care

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/19/17

Some help with end of life care.

     Last week, I sought to answer how the truth is known when two who both think they are doing God’s will disagree. In giving that answer, I first spoke of our easiest means to know the truth and then appealed ... Read More »

Finding Truth

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/12/17

How can we find and follow the truth when situations arise that two disagreeing people both feel they are following the will of God?

     There are two directions from which we must approach this problem of knowing the truth in lived experience of seeking to follow God’s ... Read More »

angels vs. saints, adoration vs. prayer before the tabernacle, & a word about this column

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/05/17

What is the difference between angels and saints?

     Let me say what angels and saints each are as the way to show how they are different.

     Angels are creatures of God that are both invisible and are pure spirits; that is, they have no physical ... Read More »


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