Tag Archives: Confession

Padre Pio Never Cursed – Let Alone in the Confessional – But he did use Calculated Insults

from Mary’s Blog It felt like a punch to my gut to hear that there may be a scene in the upcoming Padre Pio movie where Shia LaBeouf in his role as Padre Pio curses a woman out of the … Continue reading

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Don’t Weaponize the Eucharist Against Yourself — Go to Confession

The Holy Eucharist is indeed a ‘healing remedy’ for those in the state of grace — but for anyone conscious of mortal sin, divine mercy must first be sought in the confessional. John Clark Blogs, NCR: Archbishop Michael Jackels recently weighed … Continue reading

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God of Mercy and Compassion, Look with pity upon me

A personal story written by a collaborator of CP&S During the forty days of Lent many parishes add extra periods to their schedule to allow their congregations to find time to go to Confession. Other parishes like mine, where there … Continue reading

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25 March: Feast of St Dismas, the Good Thief “who stole Heaven”

CP&S comment: The good Fr Z never fails to bring interesting Catholic anecdotes to our attention. On this important day of the Annunciation of Our Blessed Lady, plus the (supposed) consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, let us meditate … Continue reading

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God’s Merciful Judgement: A Priest’s True Story

CP&Sr comment. This is an amazing conversion story and one that we would be wise to take to heart this Lent. Remember: presumption is a widespread sin in our times, and perhaps the majority of us are guilty of it … Continue reading

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True confessions of a confessor: Everything you ever wanted to know about penances

  By Michelle McDaniel at The Pillar: For Catholics who frequent the sacrament of penance, it might seem a familiar scenario – Saturday afternoon in the confession line. Multiple priests hearing confessions, but people in line are trying their best … Continue reading

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Judgement and The ‘Little’ Sins

By Richard Maffeo at Catholic 365: Here is a warning by the Lord Jesus that no one should gloss over:  “And He was passing through from one city and village to another, teaching, and proceeding on His way to Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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Cardinal Cancels Confessions in Cathedral due to Covid

From Gloria TV: Westminster Cathedral, the seat of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, has stopped offering Confession due to Covidiocy. This is disgraceful and cowardly. There are other Westminster Archdiocese churches who continue to hear Confession with safeguards in place that would … Continue reading

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Contrition and Its Eternal Effects: The Fruit of Reconciliation

COMMENTARY: Fruitful Remorse Arises From Thorough Examination of Conscience Receive the Holy Spirit,” said the risen Lord to his apostles. “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven. If you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” … Continue reading

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++Vigano, St Charles Borromeo, Hilarion, and the Coronavirus

“Grant to us, O Lord, we pray to you, the effect of the devoted supplication, and which has become propitious for us, remove the plague and famine: so that the hearts of mortals know that these scourges burst with your … Continue reading

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The Secret Knowledge of Catholic Exorcists Compiled Into A New Book

A book review from uCatholic: Saint Peter tells us: “The devil prowls like a roaring lion, seeking to devour.” Our reality is that of an ancient and ongoing spiritual war, the Evil One always working towards his singular goal. Satan … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Confession – St Matthew Apostle, September 21

St. Matthew the Apostle (1st c.) was a Jew who also went by the name of Levi. He was from Galilee and served in Capernaum as a tax collector for Herod Antipas before becoming a disciple of Jesus. It was … Continue reading

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St John Vianney (Curé d’Ars): Rich in what matters to God

Yesterday was the feast of one of the Church’s greatest saints, patron saint of priests, the holy St John Vianney. With the 4th August falling on a Sunday this year when the liturgy of the day takes precedence, in many … Continue reading

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Sermon on Confession by St John Vianney

My children, as soon as ever you have a little spot upon your soul, you must do like a person who has a fine globe of glass, which he keeps very carefully. If this globe has a little dust on … Continue reading

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One Should Not Be Scandalized When Church Leaders Trim The Truth

Lent is an invigorating time for truth. The Truth Himself spent forty days in the wilderness combatting the Prince of Lies. He did it as our “champion.” A champion is more than someone who gets his face on a cereal … Continue reading

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