Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

ADVENTCAzT 2018 13: The Dirty Bucket

Once again this year I offer short daily podcasts to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord.
Here is ADVENTCAzT 13, for Friday of the 2nd Week of Advent
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Priests and bishops who are probably going to Hell

There is a good piece at Crisis today about the Sacrament of Penance.  It touches on many issues, including availability of confession times, some poorly formed confessors who don’t acknowledge certain sins as sins, and the lack of support some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Absolution from a heretical priest and then going to Communion

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I went to confession during Sunday Mass at my parish (Novus Ordo, run by a religious order) [Why do I smell trouble?], and even though the priest (not the parish priest) said “I absolve you”, I also … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Could the Church make “communal services” the norm for the Sacrament of Penance?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Father,
In John 20:22-24, it says “And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins … Continue reading

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Strange Signs, the End Times and YOU

What times we are seeing.

Benedict abdicated and lightning struck the dome of St. Peter’s.
A Jesuit is elected.  A Jesuit, who trashes the symbols of office and sows confusion.
Catholics vote for pro-abortion politicians.
Total eclipses draw an X over the the Madrid fault … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK: “I went to confession for the first time in nine years tonight.”

I suspect that most of you readers know that I often shout at you: GO TO CONFESSION! I did so yesterday, several times. This morning I received this.
From a reader:
I wanted to thank you for always pushing confession. I went … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If I am in the state of mortal sin, is there any point in praying?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you for the good work you do through this blog. I check it once or twice daily, because I always look forward to your insightful and incisive commentary.
May I ask: If I am in a state of mortal sin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest attacked me for how I made my confession.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today, I went for confession to the capuchins like I usually do. The priests there tend to be great confessors. However, today I had quite a bad experience.
I confess in kind and number and I keep a list … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confessing remembered forgotten sins

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I tend to get very nervous in confession and I do better if I just stick to the script so to speak so I don’t start rambling. Is there a formula for confessing mortal sins that were forgotten in a … Continue reading

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Division, division and more satanic division

I have over the last weeks watched the Kavanaugh hearings.  This morning I listened to speeches of Senators before the cloture vote.  The cloture vote passed and the vote to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS will take place in some … Continue reading

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Court case, Seal of Confession, and requiring priests to break the Seal

From Lexology:
A note about the Seal of Confession and requiring priests to break the Seal:
State Could Not Require Priest to Breach Confessional Without Satisfying RFRA
In Ronchi v. State, No. 5D18-194, 2018 WL 2988975 (Fla. 5th DCA June 15, 2018), the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia constituta … Continue reading

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YOU are other people.  It’s always someone else… until it’s YOU.

Last night I watched the news for the first time in a few days.
One guy in North Carolina, who lost everything because of Florence, said that he’d seen things like this on TV but he never thought it would happen … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray’s Open Letter to ex-Card. McCarrick. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray of the Archdiocese of New York posted an Open Letter to ex-Cardinal McCarrick, also originally a priest of the same Archdiocese.
Fr. Murray really lays it on the line, in spiritual terms. It’s strong medicine, … Continue reading

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A prayer for your confessor, the priest to whom you are about to make your confession

In the past I have posted some prayers for priests to say before and after hearing confessions, as well as before and after making their own confessions.
Here is a prayer for people to say for the priest, for the confessor … Continue reading

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