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Fr. Joel Hastings

Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 6. ACTUAL SIN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/22/19

Part 2 – Mortal sin and venial sin

 In the last installment, we considered that through the sin of Adam and Eve, called the “original sin,” the presence of sin entered into all of creation, resulting in division between God and humanity.  While each of us is conceived with ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 6. ACTUAL SIN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/15/19

Part 2 – Mortal sin and venial sin

 In the last installment, we considered that through the sin of Adam and Eve, called the “original sin,” the presence of sin entered into all of creation, resulting in division between God and humanity.  While each of us is conceived with ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. THE CREATION AND THE FALL OF MAN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/08/19

Part 2:  The Fall of Man:  Original Sin

                     God made man and woman in His own image, capable of love, and He gave them a stewardship over all creation.  These gifts from God (as with all gifts) rightly call for a proper response.  In this installment, we ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. THE CREATION AND THE FALL OF MAN

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/01/19

Part 1:  Creation of Human Beings

          We have been looking at God’s creative work:  that He created all things that are: creatures that are visible and invisible; that he created from “nothing;” and that he creates through His Word.  At the very crown of His creative work is ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. CREATION AND THE ANGELS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/25/19

Part 2:  Angels

                     All things that exist only do so in God.  God, who is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, is the eternal, Supreme Being and Creator of all things visible and invisible.  All that he has created expresses something of His eternal glory ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 5. CREATION AND THE ANGELS.

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/18/19

Part 1:  God’s Work of Creation

                       God is Almighty:  The Supreme Being above all other beings.  Likewise, God is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit:  A Trinity of Persons and one God.  In all of His interior attributes, God is perfect within ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 4. THE UNITY AND TRINITY OF GOD

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/11/19

          Among the perfections of God is that He is one and there is no other.  Furthermore, within Himself God is perfect love, meaning that He is relational within Himself.  It is by way of His “personal” nature that such relationship of love within Him exists – and it ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 3. GOD AND HIS PERFECTIONS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 3/04/19

As we now look to dive directly into the Creed, we begin by considering God Himself as He is.  We have treated the basic question of “why” we exist and the related truth of our being created by God and that God Himself makes known to us our purpose ... Read More »

Our Response to God's Love

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/25/19

Part 3 – Faith:  Our Response to God’s Love

                In Parts 1-2 of “The Purpose of Man’s Existence,” we acknowledged that God created us for the purpose of sharing in eternal communion in Him in heaven. Such a meaning and purpose in life is known by ... Read More »

God's Revelation of Truth

Posted by Carol Cyr on 2/18/19

The Purpose of Man’s existence

Part 2 – God’s revelation of truth

           In Part 1 of “The Purpose of Man’s Existence,” the meaning of life as “eternal communion in God in heaven” was given as the Catholic answer to the question of “why” we exist.  More beautifully, we ... Read More »

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