Tag Archives: Confession

The Theology of the Barn Yard

People find themselves drawn to the Catholic Church and the RCIA for many different reasons. Each person has a unique conversion story. A few years ago there was a man who came through our RCIA that made quite an impression … Continue reading

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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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In the News: Ireland Will not Excempt Confessions From Abuse Reporting

I have not been following the sex abuse scandal in the Irish Church as I just don’t have the  stomach for it.  My favorite deacon, however, has and he gave me a heads up on this rather shocking development. It … Continue reading

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All Sin is Ugly. Get Thee to Confession.

I have often said that we all fall short of the Glory of God. We are fallen creatures. We sin.  All sin harms our relationship with God. Grave sins cuts us off from participating in the very life of God. … 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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Why Do Catholics…

Confess their Sins to a Priest? This question comes up frequently in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) . The RCIA is the usual process for those who wish to become Catholic.  The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation … Continue reading

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