Tag Archives: forgiveness of sins

ASK FATHER: I have heard of “Apostolic Pardon” but “Apostolic Blessing”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have heard of “Apostolic Blessing” — is that the same thing but with a different name (eg: “reconciliation” == “confession” == “Sacrament of Penance”)? I’ve written about the IMPORTANT Apostolic Pardon quite a few times. … Read More

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A warning from recent history about changes to the CDF and notes about authentic and deficient “evangelization”

A priest friend sent this around to a select group.  I think more people should know about it. As we read about the proposed Curial “reforms”  Ottaviani reminds us that the seeds for this were sown by Paul VI another … Read More

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Chesterton in support of Dolan’s call for renewal of confession

As the USCCB meets, I offer this from G. K. Chesterton’s Autobiography (UK link HERE): When people ask me, or indeed anybody else, “Why did you join the Church of Rome?” the first essential answer, if it is partly an … Read More

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Wanna be free? Go to confession!

At the blog of the Gregorian Institute of Benedictine College in Kansas, there is an entry for the Fortnight for Freedom about the importance of returning to the sacrament of penance. In other words: Wanna be free? Go to confession! Let’s … Read More

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BISHOPS & PRIESTS: a revival of the Sacrament of Penance is critical for a revival of our Catholic identity.

It is critical to our identity as Catholics to revive the use of the Sacrament of Penance. I think there are some moves in that direction on the part of younger priests, but we need also a grassroots effort of … Read More

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Pentecost Friday: walking away

The Gospel in today’s Mass in the Extraordinary Form, by which we celebrate the Octave of Pentecost, relates how the Lord healed the paralytic in Luke 5: 17-26: At that time, it came to pass on one of the days, … Read More

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