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April 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

April 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 7. THE INCARNATION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/29/19

Part 1 – what is the incarnation?

                   God made us for Himself – to share in His life in heaven.  However, through Adam sin entered into our human nature, dividing us from God.  Yet, God did not abandon us; He willed to come to our rescue and to ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 6. ACTUAL SIN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/22/19

Part 2 – Mortal sin and venial sin

 In the last installment, we considered that through the sin of Adam and Eve, called the “original sin,” the presence of sin entered into all of creation, resulting in division between God and humanity.  While each of us is conceived with ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 6. ACTUAL SIN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/15/19

Part 2 – Mortal sin and venial sin

 In the last installment, we considered that through the sin of Adam and Eve, called the “original sin,” the presence of sin entered into all of creation, resulting in division between God and humanity.  While each of us is conceived with ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. THE CREATION AND THE FALL OF MAN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/08/19

Part 2:  The Fall of Man:  Original Sin

                     God made man and woman in His own image, capable of love, and He gave them a stewardship over all creation.  These gifts from God (as with all gifts) rightly call for a proper response.  In this installment, we ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. THE CREATION AND THE FALL OF MAN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/01/19

Part 1:  Creation of Human Beings

          We have been looking at God’s creative work:  that He created all things that are: creatures that are visible and invisible; that he created from “nothing;” and that he creates through His Word.  At the very crown of His creative work is ... Read More »

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