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June 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

June 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 27. THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS: PART 1: WHY A SACRIFICE?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/22/20

            In this installment, an overview is given of “why” the Mass is understood to be a sacrifice, or the “re-presentation” of the one-time sacrifice of Christ for our salvation while acknowledging that the sacrifice of Christ was necessary for our salvation and that ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 25. THE HOLY EUCHARIST: PART 3: MINISTER AND RECIPIENTS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/08/20

         Having looked at the origins, a brief history, the necessary ritual elements, and the sacramental effects of the Eucharist, we now turn to the very clear and straight forward teaching on the minister and recipient of the Eucharist.  We look to the Code of Canon ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 26. THE HOLY EUCHARIST: PART 2: THE RITE AND THE EFFECTS OF THE SACRAMENT

Posted by Carol Cyr on 6/02/20

In our first part on the Eucharist, we looked briefly at its origins and history – that it was at His Last Supper that our Lord Jesus took the bread and wine and offered them as His own Body and Blood.  It is this fundamental act of offering that ... Read More »

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