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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: 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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QUAERITUR: Confessional etiquette

From a reader:
When going to confession, if you know the priest is a Monsignor (name plate on confessional) would you begin, “Forgive me, Monsignor, for I have sinned,” or stay with the simple, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned?”
There … Continue reading

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VERY COOL PRIEST with a SUPER COOL IDEA for HARD IDENTITY Catholicism

Yes, this one got me a little excited.
In the past I have posted about a very cool priest, Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of glorious Pine Bluff, WI. You may recall that he founded a group called the Knights of Divine … Continue reading

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Disasters, Death, and You

Terrible things happen to people through natural disasters or attacks or human error. We now see the images virtually in real time splashed on our screens.
Misery, loss, pain come in the blink of an eye to people who, the day … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on sin, the virtue of feeling shame, and confession

Pope Francis continues to talk about sin and confession.
I have no idea if Francis’ little fervorini are going to wind up published in Acta Apostolicae Sedis, but they have some real meat.  He is speaking more or less “a braccio“, … Continue reading

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“From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”

After the Boston bombings I posted about the serious prayer which all Catholics should say:
“A subitanea et improvisa morte… From a sudden and unprovided death, spare us O Lord.”
A sudden death can be a blessing.
A sudden and unprovided death is a horrifying … Continue reading

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READER FEEDBACK: Going to confession and first Traditional Latin Mass

From a reader down-under:
Thank you for the work you do as I have learnt much from your blog. I have been to Confession twice recently, having put it off until the constant encouragement from you helped me to go.
Tonight I … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and confessions (and liberals)

Liberals are crowing about how wonderful Pope Francis new liturgical style is.  ”Everyone should imitate him!”, they exalt.
Okay, my little friends, hearing confessions, the Sacrament of Penance, is LITURGY.
Here is something I picked up from Catholic World News.  This is … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “keep the light on in the confessional and are available, then you will see what kind of line there is”

A couple interesting details in this story from Vatican Radio.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis had lunch with seven Roman priests on Thursday after celebrating the Chrism Mass in the Vatican Basilica. The meal took place in the apartment of Archbishop Angelo … Continue reading

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