Tag: Reconciliation

Renouncing, not just confessing, our sins

Renouncing, not just confessing, our sins

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q. I’m not sure what to do. I’ve been praying and I’ve been to confession (repeatedly), but I seem to commit the same sins. Even worse, I know that Jesus promised that we would receive a closeness to God when we call out for him, but I haven’t experienced that.

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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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Fighting the good fight

Fighting the good fight

| Vincenzo Randazzo | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Who do you think would win in a fight — me or Enzo?”

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Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said.

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Forgiveness with a smile

Forgiveness with a smile

| Brad Parent | January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The heat in the gym was oppressive. The boiler in the building had just been fired up for the winter, but the ventilation wasn’t working properly, turning the gym into a sauna. I was hot, sweaty and annoyed. So I propped open a door.

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Accepting Christ’s gift of forgiveness

Accepting Christ’s gift of forgiveness

| Jean Denton | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I went to the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time at age 33 and, as a convert to Catholicism, I was surprised by a palpable sense of relief and gratitude for God’s forgiveness.

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Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

Receive forgiveness in confession, learn to forgive others, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

God’s mercy is poured out upon the repentant so that they can change and grow, sharing mercy with others and helping build families, neighborhoods and societies where people learn to forgive, Pope Francis said.

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Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world.

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Been awhile since your last confession? Archbishop Hebda says be not afraid

Been awhile since your last confession? Archbishop Hebda says be not afraid

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

“One of the things I’ve experienced in my own life is once we know the powerful effect that the sacrament can have in our lives, we want it more,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said. “Even, in part, the hope here — for the Holy Father but also for us in the archdiocese — is that maybe there is some people who haven’t been to confession in awhile, and maybe this will be the opportunity for them once again for them to experience the joy of being forgiven of their sins, and the joy that ignites that love for this sacrament.”

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Fear not the confessional

Fear not the confessional

| March 2, 2016 | 6 Comments

Priests explain sacrament’s purpose ahead of 24 Hours for the Lord March 4-5

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The shirt box

The shirt box

| Alyssa Bormes | February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Treasures are funny. So are those little boxes that we keep them in. Usually, when someone finds our treasure chests, the “treasure” part might not be immediately recognizable. I have an old shirt box with scraps of paper, and it is full of gems — that is, they are gems to me: written gems.

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Full day of confessions an opportunity for mercy, priests say

Full day of confessions an opportunity for mercy, priests say

| February 11, 2016 | 5 Comments

An extended opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation will begin at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul and Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis at noon March 4 and last until noon March 5 as part of 24 Hours for the Lord, a worldwide Year of Mercy event backed by Pope Francis.

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