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2021 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

2021 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 36.5 SUMMING UP THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS: GOD’S LOVE AND OUR RESPONSE

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/18/21

      In this series, a significant number of installments have been devoted to the seven sacraments – treating their origins, purpose, administering and proper reception.  Additionally, some contemporary questions pertaining to the sacraments were discussed to further show their true meaning and purpose.  In giving a summary to the ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 36. SACRAMENTALS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/11/21

At the heart of the life of the Church are the seven sacraments through which the invisible grace of the saving works of Jesus Christ is offered to us through visible signs.  These sacraments, necessary as they are to the life of the Church and for our salvation, are ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 35. HOLY MATRIMONY: PART 5: SPECIAL CONSIDERATION 2 – WHAT ARE “ANNULMENTS?”

Posted by Carol Cyr on 1/04/21

 What is an “annulment?” Is it a Catholic divorce?  Does it declare all that is good of a broken marriage relationship as though it were false or illegitimate?  Bringing clarity and honesty to these questions invites an explanation of a “declaration of nullity” (which is the more precise term) ... Read More »

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