Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

ASK FATHER: Confession and absolution via text message? Phone? VOIP?

A question pops up once in a while and I have dealt with it before.  Can you be absolved over the phone or by internet?  NO.  That would be INVALID.
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ASK FATHER: Stole-less confession. Okay?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does a priest have to wear a stole during confession? I surprised a priest and asked for confession and he did without a stole.
No, a priest does not have to wear a stole.
The stole is a powerful symbol of … Continue reading

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GO TO CONFESSION… in Cleveland! 4 March UPDATE! Not only Cleveland.

I received this from a reader:
I am visiting my company in the Cleveland Diocese this week and I heard at mass yesterday that the entire diocese, every single church, will be having confessions from 5-8pm on March 4. What a … Continue reading

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Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests promotes “General Absolution”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I saw a piece at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about a request of the Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests to the USCCB’s Pres. Archbp. Kurtz.  The Ass. of U.S. Catholic Priests have requested:
expanded opportunities
for sacramental confession and reconciliation
—  urge more … Continue reading

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Memento mori!

Just a reminder to GO TO CONFESSION!
Why?
You are all going to die one day.
I direct this especially at you who dissent from some teaching of the Church: Don’t be on the wrong side of the Church when you go to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How can I gain a plenary indulgence as fast as I can?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandfather just passed away after a long and painful sickness. He received last rites and Viaticum last Monday. How can I gain a plenary indulgence for him as fast as I can?
First, my condolences, I am sure … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Laziness and accepting a paycheck

From a reader…
Father, if one is lazy on the job and neglects some their duties over a period of, say a couple months, is that person required to make restitution to the company? does the amount of time that you … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do the devout have the hardest deaths?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I have been unsettled by remarks of a Dr Martin Scurr (Daily Mail 27 Jan 2015) who some years ago served the Jesuits at their HQ in Mayfair and religious attached to Westminster Cathedral. “I always think that … Continue reading

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Pope Francis says: GO TO CONFESSION!

Pope Francis is nothing if not interesting.   When he goes off text or speaks off the cuff… anything can happen.  The usual result is that we are left stopped in our tracks and scratching our heads, trying to figure … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest couldn’t hear confession in Spanish.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I went to confession at a nearby bilingual Novus Ordo parish. The priest was visiting, and informed us that he didn’t speak Spanish and could only hear confessions in English.
I know that in the danger of death … Continue reading

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