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2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 24. BAPTISM: PART 2: THE RITE AND EFFECTS OF BAPTISM

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/24/20

 In Part 1 on Baptism, we looked at the origins of baptism as found in the Scriptures, along with a few details of its development in the history of the Church.  In this installment, we look at the essential parts of the ritual for baptism, along with the graces ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 24. BAPTISM: PART 1: ORIGINS AND HISTORY

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/18/20

We begin our look at the seven sacraments most properly by giving our attention to the first sacrament: baptism.  In this first of three installments, we will particularly look at the origins and history of this first and necessary sacrament.

 In the Scriptures, we find several passages that either ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 23. SACRAMENTS: PART 4: THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/12/20

Having established definitions of the words “sacrament” and “liturgy,” and given our consideration of worship as acknowledging and humbly submitting ourselves to God as is proper to our partaking of the sacraments, we now give an overview of the seven sacraments and the general effects to be considered for ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 23. SACRAMENTS: PART 3: THE SACRAMENTS AS WORSHIP

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/12/20

Over the last two installments we began our look at the sacraments. In the first a definition of the word sacrament was offered and the seven sacraments were named within groups that indicate their effects.  Then, in the second installment, a definition of liturgy as the worship was offered:  ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 23. SACRAMENTS: PART 2: WHAT IS “LITURGY?”

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/27/20

In the last installment, a very general introduction to the sacraments was given by defining the word “sacrament” and in listing the seven sacraments within particular groups that indicate their effects.  Each sacrament is offered and received within acts of worship, as the saving works of Jesus Christ (known ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 23. SACRAMENTS: PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE SACRAMENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/20/20

Over the last several weeks, we have looked at the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Church – focusing on the particular details of each commandment and precept toward seeing how right living of the commandments is possible through Christ, who is the fulfillment of the law.  Now ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 5: SUMMARY OF THE COMMANDS: CHRIST THE GOAL OF THE LAW

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/13/20

       Over the last several installments (19 in all!) we have looked at the Ten Commandments and the Precepts of the Church in detail – describing each of these commandments and precepts in reference to a relationship with God in love. To that end, it is fitting ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 22. THE THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH COMMANDMENTS OF THE CHURCH: PART 4: SIXTH COMMANDMENT OR PRECEPT OF THE CHURCH.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/06/20

The sixth precept of Church (as recorded in some lists of precepts, including that as found in The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism), is “To observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.” Though the Catechism of the Catholic Church does not include this precept in its list within ... Read More »

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