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Sacrament of Reconcilliation

Pope Francis offers Mass in the Casa Santa Marta April 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.
by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Apr 29, 2020 / 04:05 am MT (CNA).- When identifying your faults, avoid being vague and tell God your sins honestly and frankly so that he can heal you, Pope Francis said at Mass Wednesday. According to Francis, to say: “We are all sinners,” is

by Jonah McKeown Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Imagine that Michael, a practicing Catholic, committed a mortal sin yesterday. Normally, Michael would go to confession. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, he can’t. It simply isn’t available. What can Michael do? Despite some creative efforts by

By Mary Farrow Lincoln, Neb., Mar 18, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Demand for confessions at St. Mary’s in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, has always been high: it’s a centrally-located church with convenient, daily confession times and often multiple confessors. During the parish’s normal 11:30-noon weekday confession times, penitents on their

WORSHIP AND SACRAMENTS IN THE TIME OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN Archdiocese of Cincinnati Revised 3/17/20 Per the decision to suspend public celebrations of all Masses/liturgies, below please find specific guidance on how best to proceed with celebrating the sacraments and allowing our sacred spaces to remain open for private prayer

Staff Report Ash Wednesday is February 26. 2020. Below are some of the rules and regulations binding on Roman Catholics on Ash Wednesday and throughout the penitential season of Lent.

Following up on his video about taking the Lord’s name in vain, Fr. Mike comments on whether swearing, as in using vulgar language, is a sin. He gives three times when using vulgar words can be sinful.

A few weeks ago, a man came to Father Don West’s office and asked him to hear his confession. His last one was 40 years ago. “There was something that lingered (from his past) and he wanted to come back and it was very much like a burden was lifted

How to return to confession Most parishes in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will be open for confession on March 19 from 7-9 p.m., when “The Light is on for You” returns for the sixth year. If you have been away from the church, or if you have been reluctant or

Virtue = Strength (CT Photo/Greg Hartman)
Do you ever mentally skip over the statement: “.. for what I have done and for what I have failed to do” in the Confiteor? We figure that reconciliation is all about those time we did something wrong like lying, cheating, losing our temper etc. What is missing is the

The Light is On for You on Tuesday, March 19, is a special day set aside in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to receive God’s forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The name of this initiative reflects the reality that the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Confession or Penance, is