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Sacrament of Reconcilliation

by Jonah McKeown St. Louis, Mo., Jun 10, 2022 / 11:16 am If you go to the Sacrament of Penance in 2023, there will be two subtle changes in the wording of the prayer of absolution, which the priest prays to conclude the sacrament. The new prayer will likely come …

How to return to confession If you have been away from the church, or if you have been reluctant or unable to see a priest for confession, you are invited to experience the reconciling peace of Christ through the grace of this sacrament, also called the sacrament of reconciliation. Peace …

  Ash Wednesday is March 2. 2021. Below are some of the rules and regulations binding on Roman Catholics on Ash Wednesday and throughout the penitential season of Lent. The Catholic Telegraph Lenten Resources Find a Mass or confession time Find a Fish Fry  Ultimate Guide to Lent Lenten Reflections …

by Katie Yoder Arlington, Va., Jul 4, 2021 / 13:00 pm Whether they’re returning to confession after the pandemic or after falling away from their faith, Catholics have “no reason for fear.” Fr. Daniel Gee, who serves in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, says that all Catholics need the Sacrament …

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 …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Mar 3, 2021 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March is for a renewed experience of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In his video for the prayer intention, created by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the pope asked for …

Sacrament of Reconciliation Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.

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 …