Tag: Penance

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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