Why Go to a Priest for Confession?

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You know how Pope Francis keeps repeating himself? How he keeps talking about the mercy of God and pleading with the world to go to our tender, loving Father? On Divine Mercy Sunday at high noon Mass in Washington, D.C., Archbishop Joseph Augustine DiNoia, O.P. ran with this clear theme — so needed by the [Read More...]

‘The sacrament of penance was the turning point.’

A revert to Catholicism talks about the power of the sacrament of Confession: I was a young man, and now intensely interested in women and related matters. As high school went on, I began to party more and pray less. My faith dwindled. When I got to college, I threw myself into two things: partying [Read More...]

Taking Nominations

What are the top ten Reconciliation moments in the movies? I’ll start with: For Greater Glory has the most recent example. Sandra Bullock’s character had a great examination of conscience moment in The Blind Side. This Hoopes list on Eucharistic movie moments is my inspiration. [Read more...]

Bristol Palin’s PSA for Confession

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I am a few days late to reading this, but it deserves a link, I think. Bristol Palin has a blog and wrote there about the president of the United States calling Georgetown Law activist Sandra Fluke. Addressed to President Obama, she blogged: here’s why I’m a little surprised my phone hasn’t rung.  Your $1,000,000 donor [Read More...]


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