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Fr. Joel Hastings

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BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 8. THE REDEMPTION ; PART 2 – THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/28/19

In the last installment, we looked specifically at the suffering and death of Jesus within the whole of His work of redeeming us from sin.  That Jesus freely accepted suffering and death was both a great act of love and the offering of a perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 8. THE REDEMPTION; PART 1 – THE SUFFERING AND DEATH OF JESUS

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/28/19

Aware that God fully takes on our human nature in Jesus Christ while remaining fully God, we move to the central truth of this Incarnation of God: that He comes to save us. That we had sinned left us separated from Him. In His plan, the Lord willed to ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 7. THE INCARNATION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/20/19

Part 3 – The Life of Christ in the world

                   In parts 1-2 of this section on the Incarnation, we considered details of the mystery of God in human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ, including the very truth that God wills to take on our human ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 7. THE INCARNATION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 5/06/19

Part 2 – The Virgin Mary and the Annunciation

                   The great truth and mystery of God taking on our human flesh in the person of Jesus Christ is referred to as the “Incarnation.”  In his “incarnate nature,” nothing of His divine nature is lacking – such that He ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 7. THE INCARNATION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 4/29/19

Part 1 – what is the incarnation?

                   God made us for Himself – to share in His life in heaven.  However, through Adam sin entered into our human nature, dividing us from God.  Yet, God did not abandon us; He willed to come to our rescue and to ... Read More »

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 »

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