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The Light is ON For You

Staff Report Ash Wednesday is February 17. 2021. Below are some of the rules and regulations binding on Roman Catholics on Ash Wednesday and throughout the penitential season of Lent.

I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me. Have I treated people, events, or things as more important than God? You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. Have my words, actively or passively, put down God, the Church,

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

Father John “Rob” Jack, who teaches systematic theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, is well known for encouraging and hearing confession at every parish he travels to and in his many parish missions, recorded talks, and programs for Sacred Heart Radio. He shared the

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

Today’s video takes a look at going to confession, especially for young adults, addressing the anxiety, questions, and coming out of one’s comfort zone.  

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

Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?” Check out today’s video on the Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)
You have probably heard the old expression, “Everybody makes mistakes. That is why pencils have erasers.” As Catholics, we have something much better than an eraser. We have a kind of reset button known as the Sacrament of Confession, or Penance, or Reconciliation. All three of those names for the