Tag: Confession

Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

Sacrament of reconciliation: Why confess to a priest?

| August 15, 2013

The answer to the question involves the whole reason behind why Jesus established the Church

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Rediscover: Reconciliation

Rediscover: Reconciliation

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

– A sacrament that gives peace and strength
– Climbing towers? No problem. Going to confession? No way.
– How have you turned away?
– Extreme makeover, extreme grace
– Book club members support each other in returning to sacrament of reconciliation

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Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

Confessors called to help Catholics recognize God’s love

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The sacrament of penance, or reconciliation, helps Catholics recognize “the truth about themselves: that they are beloved children of the Father, who is rich in mercy,” said Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro.

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How to go to confession

How to go to confession

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Do not fear

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In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

In confession, priest sees mercy, love and humility

| Father Mike Schmitz | December 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Confession is always a place of victory

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 12, 2012

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – April 12, 2012

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

“This is what happens in a good confession: You take off your dirty rags — your sins — receive the bath of mercy and rise ‘clothed in the garments of salvation, covered with the robe of righteousness.’”
— Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, quoting from the Book of Isaiah during his homily at the Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion in St. Peter’s Basilica April 6

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Five tips for making a better confession

Five tips for making a better confession

| Father Michael Van Sloun | March 15, 2012 | 1 Comment

“Repent, and believe in the Gospel.” These are the words for the signing of ashes on Ash Wednesday.

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Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

| December 8, 2011

If sin is what makes us miserable, its remission should be a great cause for Advent joy

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Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

Confession: It puts you straight with everyone

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | July 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Penance, aka confession, is the sacrament of the forgiveness of sin. You can’t beat it for convenience. It’s available practically whenever.

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It’s time to ask forgiveness of God and community

It’s time to ask forgiveness of God and community

| Father Michael Van Sloun For The Catholic Spirit | March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

This holy season of Lent is a time to repent and turn away from sin. One highly recommended way to do that is through the sacrament of reconciliation.

Lent is a penitential season, a special time to acknowledge the reality of sin in our lives, specifically to admit our sins, confess them and be absolved of them.

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