Tag Archives: penance

Holy Father in spontaneous sermon to Pont. Biblical Commission – great stuff

The Holy Father gave a spontaneous sermon to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission today during a Mass (ad orientem in the Pauline Chapel) for their meeting. I wish he would do this more often.Audio here (from sometime poster here … Continue reading

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Soul Wow

You all know that annoying "Shamwow" commercial? This is fun. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpqi56EWnQ8]

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Fr. Z’s 20 Tips For Making A Good Confession

As a follow up to the dynamic discussion HERE, I thought it a good idea to repost my tips for making a good confession so that you can have them in hand, before Lent begins and you can make a … 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 … Continue reading

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Kicking it up a notch: our Catholic identity – Fr. Z rants

A reader alerted me to a letter of His Excellency Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville about Friday penance. This is post on the website of the Diocese of Steubenville and the letter was to be read before … Continue reading

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