August 2019 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings
Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/28/19
As we come to the end of our look at the creed, we take a moment to give a summary of the points of the profession of faith, mindful of the final word “amen” that draws it all together.
We have surveyed the creed (primarily by way of the ... Read More »
Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/19/19
At the end of both the Apostles’ Creed and Nicene Creed is the profession of belief in “life everlasting.” Full consideration of life everlasting calls to mind the “four last things:” death, judgment, heaven, and hell.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church gives a very tidy summary ... Read More »
BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 14. THE RESURRECTION AND LIFE EVERLASTING PART 1 – THE RESURRECTION OF THE BODY
Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/12/19
The resurrection of the body is perhaps the most difficult article of the creed for many to believe – for though many believe that we live eternally, far fewer believe that we live forever in the body. Our experience in the fallen world shows our bodies as weak and ... Read More »
BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 13. THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS AND THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS PART 2 – THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS
Posted by Carol Cyr on 8/06/19
Near the end of both the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed is a statement of belief in the “forgiveness of sins.” The inclusion of this particular statement (along with every other individual statement of each creed) expresses how essential this truth is to the Catholic Faith. The Nicene ... Read More »