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GLOBAL KILLER ASTEROID ALERT (in other words… GO TO CONFESSION!)

Sure, the world is going to hell in a handbasket.  Not to worry.  We are all going to be wiped out pretty soon, anyway. From The Independent: Huge asteroid that ‘could end human life’ defying gravity as it moves towards … Continue reading

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Why Fr. Z harasses you to GO TO CONFESSION!

Friends, examine your consciences daily and go to confession regularly. We are going to get God’s justice whether we want it or not.  But, while we still live, His mercy is for the asking. You are going along… doodee doodee … Continue reading

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It’s a terrible thought: dying excommunicated…

I want you to stop for a moment and do something: Right now… try to imagine what goes through the mind of a soul during her first 15 seconds in Hell.  The realization of where you are… “This can’t … … Continue reading

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When the priest confessor doesn’t use the proper Form of Absolution. Wherein Fr. Z advises.

Everyone should go to confession regularly. That said, sometimes it can happen that you will have a less than edifying experience of the priest confessor.  Do not fret! This even happened to me, recently.  While out on the road, I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anglican confession… valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: On my journey to the Catholic Church, just prior to deciding to join the Church we investigated a High Anglican church (most of ours are Low, and the High are much more Catholic in feel though … Continue reading

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Reverend Fathers: It’s someone else, until it’s you. Wherein Fr. Z implores.

Reverend gentlemen, the murder of one priest and the assault on another in Phoenix compels me to remind you to… GO TO CONFESSION. Our schedules are busy.  Sometimes we have to drive even farther than lay people.  But go to … Continue reading

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Father: “Gee! I wonder why!”

I saw this on the facebook feed of a priest friend. C’mon, Fathers! Preach about the Four Last Things! Preach about confession!

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ASK FATHER: Marriage problem, bad confession experience train wreck

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Fr. Z, I came upon your blog after a very disappointing encounter at church today and in a way, I was looking for some kind of comfort. Please bear with me as I attempt to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Kids told to confess one sin only.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At a local youth rally, the kids were told to confess one of their sin in the confessional. There were multiple priests present along with the bishop. Are their sins forgiven? First, if that recounting is … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z gives a gift to his brother priests, confessors

Today I watched the video of the Pope who made his own confession before hearing the confessions of others. HERE That juxtaposition brought forcefully into my mind both the prayers I usually say before and after making my own confession, … Continue reading

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