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December 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

December 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 »

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