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QUAERITUR: Should I write to the bishop about urging priests to hear confessions?

From a reader:
Would it be appropriate to write a bishop asking if diocesan priests
under his leadership be encouraged to hear confessions more regularly? Most parishes seem to only have confessions on Saturday afternoons. I know our priests are busy, but I read … Continue reading

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A reader’s story of an emergency room confession and advice to readers

From a reader:
Yesterday (Friday) and I was rushed to the E.R. with a possible aortic dissection. It turned out that it was just muscle pain. I asked for a Catholic priest, and, to my great fortune, my regular parish priest … Continue reading

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Cong. for Clergy issues a guide for confessors, with examination of conscience

The Congregation for Clergy issued a guide for confessors entitled The Priest, Minister of Divine Mercy – An Aid for Confessors and Spiritual Directors.
I have read through this once and will eventually comment on it more. I invite priests to … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Kansas City, Kansas: Confessions – every parish, every Wednesday in Lent

Sometimes I wonder if Bp. Finn of Kansas City, MO and Archbp. Naumann of Kansas City, KS compete with each other to be the best Catholic bishop they can be.
Here is great news from Kansas City, Kansas.
Take this in:

The Sacrament … Continue reading

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What Is Confession Time Really For?

I am ever more impressed with the quality of posts on Fr. Bill Baer’s blog.  He is a priest acquaintance of mine in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.  I have posted about him before.
He has been talking … Continue reading

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Do good confessions lead to good vocations?

Once again I direct your attention to the blog of a friend, Fr. Bill Baer in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who posted an entry with an interested premise.
Here it is, with severe editing and my emphases.  You … Continue reading

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Stingy schedule for confessions in parishes and “New Evangelization”

During the summer months, I often mention in sermons the need for confession.  Summer is not vacation time from the sacrament of penance.   In the busy weeks and long lingering days – now getting shorter -  people must make time … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: no confessionals and no confession times

From a reader:
I am requesting help re: the application of Canon 964.2 and 986.1 [which concerns the Seal].
The parish has been the host of a monthly homeschool Mass for a group from all over ____ for a few years.  They … Continue reading

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