Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good Confession

One of the greatest blessings and gifts that flow out of the Sacred Heart of Our Lord is a mercy that is expressed most deeply through the Sacrament of Confession. This Sacrament is also sometimes called the Sacrament of Pardon, Reconciliation, Penance, as well as Sacrament of God’s Mercy. Words that produce inexplicable peace, joy, […] Source: Ten Biblical Meditations for Making a Good...

The Pope Video | March: The Sacrament of Reconciliation

MARCH: The sacrament of reconciliation Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the forgiveness and infinite mercy of God. And let us pray that God may give his Church merciful priests and not torturers. Pope Francis – March 2021 When I go to confession, it is in order to be healed, to heal my soul. To leave with greater spiritual health. To pass from misery to mercy. The center of confession is not the sins we declare, but the divine love we receive, of which we are always in need. The center of confession is Jesus who waits for us, who listens to us and forgives us. Remember this: In the heart of God, we come before our mistakes. And let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the forgiveness and infinite mercy of God. And let us pray that God may give his Church merciful priests and not torturers.   PRESS RELEASE “From misery to mercy”: for the Pope, confession is about God’s infinite mercy The Pope Video for March seeks to highlight the joy that the sacrament of reconciliation brings, and reminds us...

Nine Benefits of Going to Confession Frequently

During my priestly ministry, I have discerned several reasons why people hesitate to approach the Sacrament of Confession. Here are the most common: Fear: Though the vast majority of priests are kind and understanding confessors, many potential penitents fear being judged or scolded. Pride: Confessing sins means confronting that we’ve genuinely done wrong and need […] Source: Nine Benefits of Going to Confession...

Confessors are Doctors of Souls

Years ago, I went to confession to a priest who was, I thought at the time, a bit harsh with me. He wasn’t deliberately unkind, but the words he said had settled uneasily into my heart. They hit a nerve. After that, I avoided this priest in confession, not wanting a repeat of the experience. […] Source: Confessors are Doctors of...