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May 2021 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

May 2021 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

I thought the Church teaches that saints are humans who have died. Why do we call the archangels “saints”?

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/10/21

This question gives good opportunity to express both how the word “saint” can be used in multiple ways, and how the process of declaring persons as saints has developed and changed through the centuries.

While today there is a formal process by which persons who have died are declared ... Read More »

Please clarify the penitential requirement for every Friday. Is it to abstain from meat? What is the gravity of not following this rule of the Church? (Is it a mortal sin? etc.)

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/03/21

This is a great question for us to explore outside of Lent, as the question reminds us of an important truth of faith:  that the Lord Jesus offered himself in death for us on a Friday and therefore every Friday is a day of remembrance of his sacrificial love ... Read More »

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