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2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

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 »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 20. THE SEVENTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 3: THE NINTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/11/19

The ninth commandment is “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.” This commandment is found within the larger formulation given in Exodus 20:17: “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 20. THE SEVENTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 2: THE EIGHTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 11/04/19

           The eighth commandment is “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” as formulated in Exodus 20:16.  Given that we may not be accustomed to the term “bear false witness,” it is important to delve into this commandment that pertains to truth and ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 20. THE SEVENTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, AND TENTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 1: THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/28/19

                  The seventh commandment is “You shall not steal,” found in Exodus 20:15.  Once again this commandment has a very direct and simple formulation with several layers of meaning that include respecting other persons and property; just practices in working with others; the stewardship of ... Read More »

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