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July 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

July 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 12. THE MARKS OF THE CHURCH

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/22/19

            In the last installment, God’s will to establish the Church as the way that His gift of salvation would be offered to the world was expressed. In particular, Jesus’ words to Peter that upon “this rock I will build my church” in Matthew ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 11. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/15/19

That Jesus is the Christ who came into the world to accomplish the works of salvation is a basic Christian belief. God willed that this basic belief and other truths that He revealed would be both passed down verbally and be lived out by all generations to come.  Yet ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 10. THE VIRTUES AND THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PART 2 – THE SEVEN GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/08/19

           In Part 1 of this section we focused upon the living in Christ by the life of the virtues.  Virtues themselves (both the “theological virtues” or “cardinal virtues”) are the habitual or firm dispositions within us toward the good – in cooperating with God’s ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 10. THE VIRTUES AND THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT PART 1 – THE VIRTUES

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/01/19

         Having given a very brief overview of God’s grace, (as both “sanctifying grace” and “actual grace”), we turn to considering what can simply be called the “life of grace,” or the living of this life in a God-like manner – in truth and love.  Such ... Read More »

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