Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

ASK FATHER: Lying during confession

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it a mortal sin if one accidentally lies in Confession about a venial sin?
You cannot “accidentally” lie.  A lie is a deliberate distortion of the truth.  It cannot be an accident.  People can makes mistakes, say things that … Continue reading

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29-30 March: Francis announces days of penance and prayer for Rome

Pope Francis talks about going to confession.  He talks about confession a lot.  As a matter of fact, he talks about more than his predecessors did.
Now comes this.
From CNA:
Vatican City, Mar 23, 2014 / 06:38 am (CNA).- During his Sunday … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 00: Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday, a day upon which many would seek to be “shriven” before the beginning of Lent.   In other words GO TO CONFESSION!
It is “Fat Tuesday”.  When the discipline of Lent was more serious in the Latin … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s “Bug Out Bag” for TEOTWAWKI

From a reader:
What items should a Catholic include in a bug out bag [BOB] besides the usual survival gear?
What does a Priest’s bug out bag look like? I would assume supplies to administer the sacraments in an emergency.
Good question.  I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: GO TO CONFESSION!

What is it I have been shouting?
From CNA:
Pope: Be courageous, go to confession
Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter’s Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters tears up anti-Catholic John Cornwell’s falsehoods about Pius X and confession

The Canonical Defender is back!  Canonist Ed Peters has taken it on himself to correct a few of the myriad – and I suggest purposeful – errors/lies in John Cornwell’s new anti-Catholic hit job.
Remember how Cornwell distorted the record about … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Valid absolution from Orthodox priest, but not from SSPX priest?

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Why is absolution from an Orthodox priest valid but absolution from an SSPX priest invalid? I was told by someone that this is one argument from the SSPX as to why their Confessions are valid.
This won’t satisfy some … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Did you desire to completely destroy your relationship with God?” A serious error some priests are into.

From a reader…
Quaeritur:
Recently went to confession at a parish near my new job.  I hadn’t been there ever before. I mentioned the phrase “mortal sin”. The priest said, “I don’t think there was any mortal sin. Mortal sin requires three … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: When confessing, do I have to hear, understand the absolution for it to be valid?

From a reader:
A confessor I go to has recently made it his practice to whisper the words of absolution while I am saying the Act of Contrition. The first time he did this I did not catch it and after … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I change my voice to fool the confessor?

From a reader:
I have a problem. Whenever I go to confession (traditional screened booth), my confessors can recognize my voice, and sometimes indicate that they know it’s me.
I abhor this with a deep purple abhorrence, and am now really self-conscious when I … Continue reading

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