Category Archives: GO TO CONFESSION

After Paris… How do you feel these days? Safe? Less safe?

I don’t know about you, but over the last year or so I have become increasingly disciplined regarding my situation awareness.  When I get out of my car, I look around to see where everyone is.  When I walk out … Continue reading

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In other news…

There was a big earthquake. From Japan Times: Magnitude-7 quake sends tsunami toward Kyushu; Sendai atomic plant checking for damage A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Kyushu early Saturday produced small tsunami but no major damage, authorities said. The U.S. Geological … Continue reading

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Prayers for the dead and wounded and – God help them – hostages in Paris

Prayers for the dead and wounded and God help them – hostages in Paris and friends and families of the same. Ce soir nous sommes tous Français. Coordinated attacks by terrorists at multiple locations in Paris may be something along the … Continue reading

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On The Road To Salvation… a mobile confessional!

This is very cool.  Fr. Z kudos to the one who came up with this. From KATC TV in the Diocese of Lafayette.  Someone converted an ambulance into a mobile confessional.    Be sure to watch the video. TEXT: LAFAYETTE … Continue reading

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Hard views of Pope Francis from Spectators

I bring to your attention a couple hard-hitting pieces not for the purposes of depressing you, but informing you. I’ve advised elsewhere that if this pontificate, or perhaps “parenthesis”, is getting you down, then stop paying so much attention to … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Synod Free Zone, Abbatial Mass and – Fr. Z rants

I have been – mostly on purpose – in a Synod Free Zone in the last few days, even though I am at Ground Zero.   Yes, I am hearing a lot.  No, I am trying not to let it … Continue reading

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Pope Francis wants a transformation of the papacy and a synodal Church

Since the beginning of the pontificate of Pope Francis – or could we coin a new phrase? The “periphery of Pope Francis”? – I have been saying that his aim is to weaken the Roman Curia. HERE and HERE and … Continue reading

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END OF WORLD! #Synod15 or Globe Killing Asteroid?

We don’t know the time or place, but we will on day die and face our Judge. I saw this at NASA after a priest friend alerted me to it.  He went to confession … I’m just sayin’. At Express I saw … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio #SilentKey priest ham… R.I.P.

I received a note from a member of Juventutem today: Silent Key: W8QXL Bishop Boyea reports the passing of Msgr. Tony Majchrowski (96), until now the oldest serving pastor in the Diocese of Lansing. In addition to his long and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis goes to confession “every 15 or 20 days”.

Check out Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession During an interview with a Portuguese radio station, Pope Francis spoke about his own discipline with the sacrament of penance. HERE At the end of the interview, the Pope … Continue reading

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Explaining the Year of Mercy “abortion forgiveness faculty”

For the Year of Mercy the Holy Father has given to all priests the faculty to absolve from the censure that is incurred by the crime (not just sin) of successfully procuring an abortion.  This has created a bit of … Continue reading

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More about this whole Pope Francis, SSPX lack of faculties, Year of Mercy confessions thing

More needs to be said about this whole Pope Francis, SSPX lack of faculties, Year of Mercy confessions thing. As I wrote before, the Pope, in his letter to Archbp. Fisichella, did NOT say that the priests of the SSPX will … Continue reading

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A note about the necessary faculty priests must have licitly and validly to absolve sins

I want to clear up something related to the upcoming grant from Pope Francis (I repeat… upcoming, and not yet) to SSPX priests to absolve the sins of penitents who come to them. Some people are claiming that the SSPX already validly absolve … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father with dementia “absolved” by Episcopalian

From a reader: Short, short version: my ailing dad thinks he received (and is satisfied with) absolution from an episcopalian “priest” — do I press the point or trust in the Lord’s Mercy on this one? My father (70) has been away … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on the ‘sin’ of abortion, the ‘crime’ of abortion, and excommunication

The distinguished canonist (and commentator here) Ed Peters has a useful post at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law about the distinction of the sin of abortion and the crime of abortion and the sanction/censure that can be incurred … Continue reading

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