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Saturday confession reminder

It is Saturday during Lent.
Please think about going to confession.
You might consider offering to give a ride to someone who is shut-in or without transportation.

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BISHOPS & PRIESTS: a revival of the Sacrament of Penance is critical for a revival of our Catholic identity.

It is critical to our identity as Catholics to revive the use of the Sacrament of Penance. I think there are some moves in that direction on the part of younger priests, but we need also a grassroots effort … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Help! I don’t know if I was absolved of helping with an abortion.

From a reader:
Father, back in a “former life” I committed the grave sin of assisting a young lady I knew in grad school to commit an abortion. I regretted it from the start and within a year I had gone … Continue reading

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Go to confession. This guy did!

I post the following email from a reader not so much because this blog helped someone to get back to confession as… well… errrr… because this blog helped someone get back to confession.
Now I post this as an example to … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Why don’t priests use the Apostolic Pardon for the dying?

From a reader:
I understand that the Sacrament of the anointing is not the same as the apostolic pardon. Why is it that some priests do not say those words for this pardon and give both the blessing and the pardon? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Long distance sacramental absolution of sins? No.

Subsequent to my review of the new iPhone app to help with (not substitute for) sacramental confession and absolution of sins, I have received some questions about absolution over the internet and even some challenges proposing that it is valid.
No.  … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest adds a word to words of absolution

From a reader:
Father, i went to confession this afternoon and instead of the usual “I absolve you from your sins…” the priest said instead, “I now absolve you from your sins…”. Was my confession valid?
Yes, it was valid.
In a sense, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: confessor without a stole, outside a confessional

From a reader:
Today I was reading “Pardon and Peace” by Fr. Randolph, and he writes “Church law requires that confessions should normally be heard in a proper confessional” and that for hearing confessions “a priest should always wear a purple … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: about what a priest said for absolution

From a reader:
This past weekend I went to a nearby church for confession.  When I was done confessing, the priest didn’t start out with the customary "God the Father of mercies…"  He went into an alternate prayer that concluded with: … Continue reading

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