Tag: Penance

Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

Gregory: Bishops ‘can never say we are sorry enough’ for tragedy of abuse

| Sean Gallagher | June 15, 2017 | 2 Comments

Standing before some 200 bishops from across the country, Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory said that “we can never say that we are sorry enough for the share that we have had in this tragedy of broken fidelity and trust” in the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

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Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

Help end ‘absurd’ conflicts with penance, prayer, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

More penance and prayers are needed to end the wars underway today and so many “absurd” conflicts, Pope Francis said.

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Second local ’24 Hours for the Lord’ an invitation to God’s mercy

Second local ’24 Hours for the Lord’ an invitation to God’s mercy

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the sky lightened outside the Cathedral of St. Paul, a handful of people sat in a pew, waiting to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. A few others prayed near the front of the church, adoring the Eucharist in the monstrance on the altar. Adoration accompanying the round-the-clock confessions was new to the event this year.

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Q&A – Penance isn’t to punish, but to heal and strengthen

Q&A – Penance isn’t to punish, but to heal and strengthen

| Father Michael Schmitz | November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Why do we have to do penance after confession? It seems like we still have to “pay” for forgiveness. Am I missing something?

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God’s Gift of Forgiveness

God’s Gift of Forgiveness

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

A pastoral exhortation on the sacrament of penance issued by the U.S. bishops and encouraging Catholics to take advantage of this sacrament, particularly during Lent.

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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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10 things to remember for Lent

10 things to remember for Lent

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A journey to the foot of the cross

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Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

Our Lord offers sure avenue to restore sanctifying grace, charity

| Deacon Luke Marquard | January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

You won’t be alone if your mind turns to the sacrament of marriage during Sunday’s second reading. This portion of St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:31 to 13:13) is among the more popular of our wedding texts.

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Advent: Rescuing the real meaning of the season

Advent: Rescuing the real meaning of the season

| November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

For the world of business and retail, the Christmas season began right after the kids shed their Halloween costumes and started unwrapping their treats.

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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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Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

Shining a spiritual spotlight on abstinence on Lenten Fridays

| Father Michael Van Sloun for The Catholic Spirit | February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lent raises the spotlight on Fridays. It is a day of abstinence from meat for all those age 14 and older.

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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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