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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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An examination of conscience to help make a better confession by a really sound priest

Last year I posted about some sheets developed by my friend the great Fr. Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, to help people with an examination of conscience before going to confession.  He made them available at the blog of his parish, Our … Continue reading

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A good way to start the new year of grace would be…

… go to confession.

Make a good and complete examination of your conscience.
Confess all your mortal sins, omitting none, in both kind and number…. number… number!.. to the best of your ability.

Pay no attention to the liberals who belittle the necessity of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confessor asked if I believe in “reincarnation” because I said I was sorry for the “sins of my past life”.

From a reader:
I was wondering the correct formula for confession. I read online somewhere “Bless me father for I have sinned it has been X weeks since my last confession… I accuse myself of the following sins…” (list in kind … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Going to confession after many years

From a reader:
The more I read you the more I’m intent on going to Confession again.
I’m 31, and haven’t been since I was confirmed. As you know, it just hasn’t been consistently preached that it is necessary. I just have … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I haven’t been to confession for 10 years! I don’t know what to do!

Here is a question from a reader I answered some time ago.
But it is now Saturday of Passiontide.  Sure there are parishes this evening where you can find a priest hearing confessions.
Go. To. Confession.
From a reader:
I haven’t been to Confession … Continue reading

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