Tag: Confession

Now, Make Your Act of Contrition

Now, Make Your Act of Contrition

[ 4 ] September 8, AD 2014 |

My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you, whom I should love above all things. I firmly resolve, with Your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. […]

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Cross My Heart

Cross My Heart

[ 4 ] December 30, AD 2013 |

It was a debate, a debate that dominated my prayer the night before, my getting ready the day of, and the drive there on that day. Was I really in a state of being that was unworthy of receiving Jesus in the Eucharist? My desire for Him was and is so great…but not great enough, apparently, to […]

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A Biblical Look at Confession

A Biblical Look at Confession

[ 33 ] December 16, AD 2013 |

A friend of mind had just learned of my decision to join the Catholic faith. He was nice about it, that is, he didn’t give me the “whore of babylon” reaction. He dropped me off after a slice of pizza and said, “You know, there’s just one thing I could never do.” “Whats that?” “Confession. I could never […]

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“I’m Gonna Confess, Support Me”

“I’m Gonna Confess, Support Me”

[ 8 ] November 7, AD 2013 |

The title is a Facebook status that one of my friends once posted. When I saw it, I thought she was asking for prayers because she was about to receive the sacrament of confession. Only after several other friends posted the same status did I realize that some Facebook game, meme, or even virus is […]

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A Defense of Indulgences

A Defense of Indulgences

[ 6 ] September 28, AD 2013 |

When I first heard about indulgences I was pretty skeptical; they can sound so cold, clear-cut and strangely precise in an imprecise world. Now that I understand the role of indulgences a bit more, I have become an avid indulgence collector. My fellow sisters tease me because I get really pumped up when I hear […]

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Secular Society Should be Grateful for Confession

Secular Society Should be Grateful for Confession

[ 2 ] December 2, AD 2012 |

So once again in Australia we see the inner workings of the Catholic Church being dissected by an audience that has little understanding of, or care for, matters of faith. Interestingly while commentators are usually quick to point out perceived trespassing by the Church into the domain of the State, there doesn’t seem to be […]

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Healed by Sticks (Or Why I Love Going to Confession)

Healed by Sticks (Or Why I Love Going to Confession)

[ 3 ] December 1, AD 2012 |

I wish I could say that I’ve only been to the hospital once because I was bleeding profusely from my head. At least the second time it happened, some good came of it. During the summer of 2008, I went on a two-week mission trip to Brazil. We went to Matto Grosso State, on the […]

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No One Expects the Apostolic Inquisition!

No One Expects the Apostolic Inquisition!

[ 4 ] October 15, AD 2012 |

Here are two great questions to put to your Protestant friends: Apostolic Confession? In John 20:21-23, Jesus gives the Apostles authority to forgive (or retain) sins. Since your Protestant friend likely objects to the Catholic practice of confessing sins to a priest (since, the dichotomy goes, only God forgives sins), tactfully ask her how she […]

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What To Do When Confession Goes Bad

What To Do When Confession Goes Bad

[ 13 ] October 6, AD 2012 |

Last week I published a post called “5 Tips That Will Change The Way You Think About Confession.” Overall it had great reviews. It resonated with how a lot of people feel about the sacrament. A woman wrote an email to me lamenting the fact that her sister had actually had a really bad experience […]

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The Need for Change

The Need for Change

[ 0 ] September 18, AD 2012 |

Fall is in the air in southern Minnesota. Farmers are beginning their harvest and the first frost has fallen. There is a beautiful chill in the air, leaves are beginning to change, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. It’s a good time to be in Minnesota. This past weekend, my husband and I decided to go […]

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Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned. I Use NFP.

Bless Me Father, for I Have Sinned. I Use NFP.

[ 53 ] August 11, AD 2012 |

I read a blog post a few weeks ago titled “3 Things I Secretly Hate About NFP“. The author’s reasons for hating NFP are that (I’m quoting): 1.) NFP requires a good marriage. It is not enough to desire a good marriage; in order for NFP to work, the marriage must be good to start. […]

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Teen Skit

Teen Skit

[ 0 ] March 31, AD 2012 |

SOCIALIS Saturday:  A Confirmation retreat youth team spent two months producing this simple, yet profoundly impactful, video. These students from Tauton, MA hope to inspire others to do the same. Please watch to the end, it will move you, and then share it please to encourage these teenagers. Have any ideas of your own for […]

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Picking Your Nose and Confession

Picking Your Nose and Confession

[ 10 ] August 29, AD 2011 |

Picking your nose is something no one has to teach you. I know. I have 4 children, ages 5 and under. No one teaches them this craft, they just immediately recognize that if something is in their noes, they should get it. Sense boogie. Get boogie. At times, I’m worried that one of my sons […]

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