Tag: Shame

A sacrament for healing shame

A sacrament for healing shame

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is always surprising to me that people turn out in such great numbers for Ash Wednesday Mass. The symbol of ashes on the forehead is an ancient symbol of repentance. It is an acknowledgment that I have sinned and I need God’s mercy. Perhaps so many people come on Ash Wednesday because deep down they recognize a basic human need ­— the need to be freed from shame.

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Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

Guilt and shame can lead to changing for the good

| Father Michael Schmitz | May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

I struggle a lot with guilt and shame. What should I do about it?

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