We all have that one friend or family member who believes they don't need to go to Church because they or someone they know are good people. What's the point in Church if we are already good? In this video, I explore this subject and try to convince the good why they need to go … Continue reading Why Good People Need To Go To Church
Photography by Stephen McElligott A priest may refuse absolution when there's an indication that the penitent is not expressing true sorrow and a firm purpose of amendment for their sin. When we go to confession we do so with the full intent of trying not to sin again. This usually happens when a person is … Continue reading When Should A Priest Refuse Absolution?
I'm no spiritual director but every now and again I'll will have someone approach me looking either for some spiritual direction in their lives or to tell me their problems. It depends on the person but most of the time I ask them when the last time they went confession. I tell them to go … Continue reading Why I Tell People To Go To Confession Before Offering Advice
A clergyman hears confession from Pope Francis during a Lenten penance service March 9 in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The service marked the start of the worldwide celebration of "24 Hours for the Lord," a period when at least one church in every diocese was invited to be open all night -- or … Continue reading On The Frequency Of Confession
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Toulouse - chapelle des reliques - Confessionnal PM31000752 Confession is a great Sacrament that is beneficial for everyone even for those who lack a complete knowledge on how to do it right. I'm writing this short article today assuming you already know the basics. It's not a how to go to confession … Continue reading Hidden Pitfalls To Avoid In Confession
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay People forget that priests, like the rest of us are on a journey towards God. We shouldn't just brush aside priests responsibility here to take the lead spiritually, but be careful of what priest you allow to do that. I have personally witnessed the devastating effects of priests putting … Continue reading Be On Your Guard Against Priests Who Shower You With Praise