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October 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

October 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

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 »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 19. THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 3: THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/21/19

The sixth commandment is “You shall not commit adultery,” as formulated in Exodus 20:14.  Like the preceding two commandments, this formulation gives a very plain and direct reference to one reality (in this case, adultery) under which there are several layers – some of which we may not be ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 19. THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 2: THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT: YOU SHALL NOT KILL

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/14/19

         The fifth commandment, given in Exodus 20:13 is “You shall not kill.”  Clearly this command addresses the evil of willfully taking the life of another or self by “killing the body” – as all human life is sacred.  Additionally, we are not to “kill the soul,” of another ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 19. THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF GOD: PART 1: THE FOURTH COMMANDMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 10/07/19

         The fourth commandment (the first of those directly pertaining to love of neighbor) is “Honor our father and your mother.”  This formulation is given in Exodus 20:12 which also attaches to the commandment a promise of fulfilling it “that you may have a long life in the land ... Read More »

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