Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

“Let’s go to the movies this afternoon.” Otherwise…

GO TO CONFESSION!
Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession o{]:¬)
We should…
1) …examine our consciences regularly and thoroughly;
2) …wait our turn in line patiently;
3) …come at the time confessions are scheduled, not a few minutes before they … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I am not sure if I confessed this sin or not.

From a reader:
I know you have a lot on confession here, but I can’t find an answer for my question. Several months ago I went back to the Church after 30 some years, and gave what I thought a good and thorough confession. … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I was hit from behind by a 26 ft truck…” or “Sudden Death and You!”

From a reader:
Dear Father,
I discovered your blog in April 2013. I am Catholic, but I never
learned Latin. In fact, the only good, solid catechesis I had was
first and second grade, which looking back, I believe was based on the Baltimore Cathechism. … Continue reading

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Justice Scalia: “I believe in the Devil… he’s smart

I’ve always liked Antonin Scalia.  I like how his mind works.  I even read (most of) his not terribly easy book.  From CNS:
(CNSNews.com) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said he believes in the Devil as a living entity, “a real … Continue reading

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Do our work habits interfere with important aspects of our vocations?

One of the genres of books I read – thank God they are still fiction – has to with TEOTWAWKI when the SHTF, etc. The scenarios vary. However, a consistent topos of the genre is that, at a certain point, … Continue reading

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The fruits of my shouting at you and harassing.

This is the sort of note I live for:
I hadn’t been to Confession in seven months because I had an uncomfortable experience with the priest afterward the last time and was nervous about going back. However, your endless repetition of GO TO CONFESSION … Continue reading

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Serotinal autumnal nyctemphemeral parity

Today is the Autumnal Equinox. The Sun crosses the celestial equator on its southerly course at 20:44 GMT (at the very time I scheduled this to auto-post itself). You knew that because in the traditional Roman calendar, so much more … Continue reading

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Confession tips, and notes about not receiving, or doing, the assigned penance.

GO TO CONFESSION!
Now that I have that out of the way, I saw an incoming link from my friend, the great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, to my page

Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

As I followed the link, … Continue reading

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Sudden, Unprovided Death and You

Pray for the victims of the killer at the Navy Yard.
Friends, this could be you.
Please! Develop the good practice of examining your conscience every day and going to confession regularly.
I implore you! Teach your children to examine their consciences and take them to confession, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Another question about fasting before Communion.

From a reader:
I’ve read past entries of yours in which you’ve commented on the particulars of the fast before the reception of Holy Communion, and there’s one aspect you haven’t covered yet to my knowledge. What if I’m in an … Continue reading

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