Tag Archives: Confession
Vatican Radio: “But Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner: it is an encounter with Jesus, but with this Jesus who waits for us, who waits for us just as we are. “But, Lord, look … this is how I am”, we are often ashamed to tell the truth: ‘I did this, I thought this’. But shame is a true Christian virtue, and … More →
Catholic Culture: Pope Francis joined a prominent Vatican official and seven priests for lunch on Holy Thursday and emphasized the importance of hearing confessions, according to a priest who was present at the meeting. More here.
Great Idea. Father Zuhlsdorf : I think the world of Bp. Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa. He initiated a liturgical renewal in the diocese, he has been supportive of the Clear Creek Monastery, he sponsored workshops for exorcists. A few more bishops like this and… who knows what we could do? Read more here.
CatholicOnline reports: While priests from 110 different countries listened attentively, Cardinal Meisner insisted that the priest must experience both sides of the confessional screen as a dedicated confessor and as humble penitent. He must patiently dedicate many hours to the confessional although many people may no longer go to confession as they should and he must also regularly use the sacrament because we are all … More →
CNA reports: A young adults group in the Archdiocese of New York has recently announced a 24-hour confession event which will take place in March during the 2010 Lenten season. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick Young Adults (CSPYA) group is holding their second annual “24 Hours of Confession” project March 5 -6 at 51 parishes throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Duchess, Staten Island, as well as … More →
Zenit News: Benedict XVI today encouraged the faithful — and particularly priests — to trust in God’s goodness and approach the sacrament of confession. Read more here.
“Priests ought never to be resigned to empty confessionals or the apparent indifference of the faithful to this sacrament. In France, at the time of the Cure of Ars, confession was no more easy or frequent than in our own day, since the upheaval caused by the revolution had long inhibited the practice of religion. “Yet he sought in every way, by his preaching and … More →
If every priest would realize the urgent necessity of this sacrament. If it were thundered from every pulpit that no one should come to Holy Communion who is not living a life of grace, who is not living according to the moral law of the Church, what a difference it would make in the lives of Catholics. Indeed what a difference it would make in … More →
St. Francis de Sales, the Bishop of Geneva, was responsible for the conversion of Lady Stafford, a Protestant noble woman, who had formerly been intransigent in her opposition to the Catholic Faith. After going to one of his Masses, she was moved to consider the Faith in more friendly terms, but she still harbored great feelings of hostility, especially regarding the doctrine of Purgatory.