Category Archives: Sacraments

Holy Week: It is time to Confess

Another reason to be careful what you post on Facebook.  H/T Deacon Greg

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Mass on a Mountain

Oh boy. I really have to get into a blog (reading and posting) routine. Our pastor is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, and I missed a picture on the Diocese of Des Moines Facebook page. But Deacon Greg is, as always, on … Continue reading

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Why Confession?

Because there is great rejoicing in heaven when one sinner repents and turns back to the Lord. But why do I ask? Well a commentator on this post on the National Catholic Register proposed a throw down. “What does the … Continue reading

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The First Baptists…

were Jewish. Oy Vey! Taylor Marshshall (H/T New Advent) writes:   Saint Justin Martyr explains in his Dialogue with Trypho that there was a first century Jewish sect known as the “Baptists.” Saint Epiphanius records that they were a strict subset … Continue reading

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Shaw: Contraception one reason for Catholic flight from confession

Russell Shaw of Our Sunday Visitor thinks that  one of the reasons Catholics avoid confession is because they are pro contraception. Excerpt This year as in other recent Lents, dioceses and parishes across the country are making a push to … Continue reading

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Confession and the Lost Son

Chapter 15 of the Gospel of Luke consists of three Parables: The parable of the Lost Sheep, the lost Coin and the lost Son.   The “moral” of these stories is that God rejoices when sinners repent.  All of Heaven rejoices! … Continue reading

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Confession App is not a substitute for the Confessional UPDATE

From tweets to talk radio the buzz is that the new iPad Confession app replaces confession with a Priest. Absolutely not!  The sacrament of reconciliation and penance requires, without out exception, confession to a priest. Oh and not a virtual … Continue reading

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