The Congregation for Clergy issued a guide for confessors entitled The Priest, Minister of Divine Mercy – An Aid for Confessors and Spiritual Directors.
I have read through this once and will eventually comment on it more. I invite priests to read this and send me comments via email which perhaps can be collected into a larger entry here.
However, I want to bring to the attention of all priests and bishops that in an appendix there is an Examination of Conscience for priests with 20 points.
Here is one of them:
3. “Zeal for your house consumes me” (Jn 2:17).
Do I celebrate the Holy Sacrifi ce of the Mass according to the rites and rubrics established by the Church? Do I celebrate Holy Mass with a right intention and according to the approved liturgical books? Am I attentive to the sacred species conserved in the tabernacle and careful to renew it periodically? Do I pay due attention to the sacred vessels and ensure their conservation? Do I wear in a dignifi ed fashion all of the sacred vestments prescribed by the Church? Am I conscious that I act in persona Christi Capitis?