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January 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

January 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

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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