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February 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

February 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 »

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