Tag: Sins

Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

Archbishop McCarrick and accountability

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest prays that Jesus will “look not on our sins but on the faith of [his] Church… .” That’s been an important prayer for me in the time that I have been serving this archdiocese, well aware of our sins but equally aware of the strong and vibrant faith of this local Church.

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Pastors: Confession offers path to healing and grace

Pastors: Confession offers path to healing and grace

| Susan Klemond | March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Our sins only cause fear, confusion, division and harm,” said Father Mark Moriarty, pastor of St. Agnes in St. Paul. “God doesn’t want us to stay in that kind of terrible and harmful state. He is waiting and planning and nudging and encouraging us to receive his mercy.”

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Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

Don’t confess other’s faults, own up to sins, pope says at audience

| January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said.

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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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Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

Pope tells new cardinals to serve people, tackle sins

| Carol Glatz | June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinals are not called to be “princes” of the church, but to serve the people of God and tackle the sins of the world, Pope Francis told five new cardinals.

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Don’t let sin stop you from seeking Jesus

Don’t let sin stop you from seeking Jesus

| Deacon Brandon Theisen | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t like being judged for my sins. When I was younger, I would do two things to conceal my identity when I went to confession.

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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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Why should I confess my sins to a priest?

Why should I confess my sins to a priest?

| Father Ian Bozant, Archdiocese of New Orleans | December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

In a modern American mindset, a great deal of emphasis has been placed on privacy. As such, the idea of confessing one’s sins to another person can seem odd or even unnecessary. Often, the most common argument against this idea is that Almighty God knows all things and desires all people to approach him in prayer, so it seems sufficient to simply confess one’s sins and beg for forgiveness in private prayer.

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