“Today I made my first Confession in over 30 years”

From a reader…

Father, if you need some good news, today I made my first Confession in over 30 years. Despite twisting myself into anxious knots for days beforehand, it all went very easily and Father was very kind and supportive. Thank you for your encouragement (and goading!), and thank you for all that you do.

After the day that I’ve had… this choked me up.  Thank you.

Please, Fathers.  Hear confessions.

Go to confession.

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  1. Clinton R. says:

    Father, only the Lord how many souls have been saved by your exhortation to GO TO CONFESSION!
    Thank you so much for your deep concern for the state of our eternal souls. May God bless and strengthen you and all of your brother priests.

  2. Midwest St. Michael says:

    This is awesome! :^)

    Thanks so much for this, Fr. Z. It is much appreciated. I echo Mr. Clinton R. I pray for you and many other priests (by name) everyday on my way to work.

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Great news! Fr. Z’s goading has been effective on me several times.

    Like MSM above, i pray for Fr. Z and certain other priests by name every day.

    i intend to go to confession this afternoon

  4. olivia says:

    Congratulations “reader” on your first Confession in 30 years! I am so glad you had a good experience.

    Fr. Z., I often hear your “voice” in my head reminding me to GO TO CONFESSION!
    It is difficult as I have only one option for Confession in English and it is not easy to get to….but I persist because of your constant reminder than we do not know the hour or the day….

  5. dholwell says:

    We got the “Fr John Hears Confession” Lego Set for our grandson for Christmas. HERE

  6. Fulco One Eye says:

    Father — Maybe it can be called “nagging” but your frequent exhortation to go to confession has worked on me more than once. Never underestimate the power of nagging. It can be significant and be the source of much good even if once in a while it results in a murder.

  7. DU says:

    Now THAT is worth rejoicing about. I can’t even imagine how glad or what joy his guardian angel must have. Thanks for sharing that wonderful news, Father.

  8. JakeMC says:

    What wonderful news! There is more rejoicing in Heaven over one soul who repents… ;D
    Welcome home, “reader”!

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