Tag Archives: number and kind

A reader on going to confession

From a reader:
I know you love to hear good things about Confession.  I just wanted to share that I went to Confession today with a most humble, wise, and kind priest.  I was on the verge of a panic attack … Continue reading

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THE list again: Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession (and Fr. Z rants)

You and I are going to die someday.  We don’t know when.
When we die we will be judged.
Scripture teaches, and Christ’s own words and actions make clear, that there are some sins bad enough to kill the life of grace … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Should I teach my child to confess sins in kind and also number?

From a reader:
I’m preparing my oldest child for his First Holy Communion. This great little Communion book from TAN publishers instructs the child to confess his sins and the number of times he committed them. Now for myself, in confession … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: How to confess well? I worry I am not doing a good enough job of it.

From a reader:
Hi. I am convert. [… S]ince being brought up in a protestant
tradition and only becoming catholic as an adult, I was never exposed to the traditions, the formality. In our confirmation classes we was taught the believe system … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: confessing sins in both number and kind

From an older response.
A reader asked:
I’ve often heard priests say that when going to confession it’s important to confess sin both in kind and number. I recently went to confession though to a priest who told … Continue reading

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