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July 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

July 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 29. PENANCE: PART 1: ORIGINS AND HISTORY

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/27/20

Central to the saving works of God is the truth that sin (beginning in the original sin of Adam) has put us against God. Consequently, the “debt of sin” needed to be repaid for us to be reconciled to God.  Jesus Christ, in His offering of Himself as God ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 28: HOLY COMMUNION PART 3: WHO OUGHT TO RECEIVE?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/24/20

Having looked at preparation to receive Holy Communion and the proper way of receiving, we turn our attention to who “ought” to receive – noting that this topic is more specific than who “can” receive.

Recall that the minimum requirement in The Code of Canon Law for receiving Holy ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 28: HOLY COMMUNION PART 2: THE MANNER OF RECEIVING COMMUNION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/24/20

          In the last installment we considered preparation for Holy Communion both as the necessary catechesis before First Communion and as immediately preparing ourselves to receive Holy Communion at each opportunity.  In this part, we will look at “how” to best receive Holy Communion according ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 28: HOLY COMMUNION PART 1: PREPARING TO RECEIVE

Posted by Carol Cyr on 7/06/20

While the Mass is primarily the re-presenting of the sacrifice of Christ in the sacramental manner of the Last Supper, the partaking of the Eucharist as Holy Communion offers us to receive the effects of His sacrifice: including union with God and with all who faithfully partake of the ... Read More »

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