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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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QUAERITUR: The Holy Spirit revealed to me that I’ve been an ass.

From a reader:
I woke up this morning and had an epiphany from the Holy Spirit- I’m an ass. I don’t want to be one anymore, so I would like to confess this and amend my life ASAP.
One problem. I don’t … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do martyrs killed in the state of mortal sin go to Heaven?

From a reader:
I know that the Church teaches that people that die in a state of mortal sin cannot go to Heaven. However, can martyrs killed in a state of mortal sin still go to Heaven?
Excellent question, and one that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Do I have to add details when I confess sins?

From a reader:
In confessing a sin is it necessary to describe (giving some details of) the sin rather than merely indicating the name (species) of the sin?
You don’t have to go into great detail, but you ought to provide enough … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession – interpreters, eavesdroppers, secrecy and you

From a reader:
Father, I spend a lot of time in Finland which has Europe’s smallest Catholic Church, [not to mention one of Europe's oddest languages...] both in terms of absolute numbers and in terms of percentage of the population. Nearly … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on the Sacrament of Penance

Pope Francis in Rio, spoke to young people at the Copacabana beach. Inter alia, dixit:
Dear young people: “Put on Christ” in your lives. In these days, Christ awaits you in his word; listen carefully to him and your heart will … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confirmed, but in state of sin. Am I confirmed?

From a reader:
If a person is confirmed in Mortal Sin, does it ‘count’, or must he/she be conditionally re-confirmed.
What you are asking is “Was the sacrament validly conferred?” or “Is she confirmed?”
Yes.  The sacrament was validly confirmed and she is really … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest asked me to say Act of Contrition after getting out of the confessional

From a reader:
During Confession, the parochial vicar at my parish insists that I say the Act of Contrition after absolution, when I have left the confessional. So I say it in the pew prior to doing my penance. I think … Continue reading

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