Tag: Reconciliation

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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Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

Make confession, works of mercy heart of Lent this year

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | February 4, 2016

While it is good to give something up for Lent, and daily fasting is certainly a part of a good Lenten discipline, I encourage you and your family to go to confession and do some regular corporal and spiritual acts of mercy.

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Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

Archbishop Hebda: Year of Mercy should promote existing avenues of mercy

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

A day before the Year of Mercy began Dec. 8, Archbishop Bernard Hebda encouraged priests of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to follow Pope Francis’ directives not to begin new programs for the Holy Year, but rather to guide the faithful to existing “avenues of mercy.”

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When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

When sin makes us ‘unclean,’ confession can heal

| Jeff Hedglen | February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A while back when I went to shake my friend’s hand, he pulled back and said he was sick and didn’t want to spread his germs. I said, “Thanks,” and just waved at him as we took our seats.

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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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Open confessional doors, open hearts to holiness and mission

Open confessional doors, open hearts to holiness and mission

| Denise Bossert | November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

It is the key to unleashing the new evangelization. It is essential to carrying out the Gospel mission. What is the key? It is the confessional.

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Masses of ‘healing, reconciliation and hope’ offered in archdiocese

Masses of ‘healing, reconciliation and hope’ offered in archdiocese

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all need healing in our lives. To help in healing, Archbishop John Nienstedt is inviting people in the archdiocese to come together as a community of faith to pray for healing, reconciliation and hope.

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How often do priests go to confession? Sign of cross when passing a church?

How often do priests go to confession? Sign of cross when passing a church?

| Father Kenneth Doyle | March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have often heard priests encouraging Catholics to go to confession more regularly, and I’m wondering how often priests themselves go to confession. Is there a rule on this? And if there is no rule, what is the general practice?

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