iConfess video contest

A few weeks ago, marveling at the sad, guilty dog, I wrote about the Brooklyn Diocese’s video scholarship contest:

In an effort to help promote New York’s All Day Confessions event, happening Monday April 18th, The Diocese of Brooklyn in conjunction with both the Archdiocese of New York and Diocese of Rockville Centre are launching a grassroots digital campaign called i-Confess. Using both social and digital media, the goal of this campaign is to generate interest in the act of Confession throughout New York State.

Looks like Bad Catholic has his eye on the prize. His entry is pretty good…I really like the reversals, especially the house:

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My favorite image of the mercy of God is this one from Isaiah 38:17: “…you have saved me from the pit of destruction, when you cast behind your back, all of my sins.”

That would be a pretty cool video, too, if one could manage it.


And for something completely different, via Mary’s Aggies:

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  • brother jeff

    looks like the forgotten sacramemt is getting some attention. I know so many younger catholics who are either openly hostile to it or just never go. A famous priest uses a very effective military/battlefield metaphor for it which has inspired me.to start going more often.

    [tell me again who can't stop talking about him? This is the second thread today that has nothing to do with him but commenters bringing him up.-admin]

  • http://jscafenette.com/ Manny

    That kid at Bad Catholic is a riot. I love his blogs. Good videos both.

  • brother jeff

    I was referring to Josemaria Escriva sheesh.

  • Sue from Buffalo

    brother jeff: snagged again, wasn’t she? lol!!!

    (couldn’t resist, Anchoress—big cheesy grin!!!)

  • http://victor-undergo.blogspot.com/ Victor


    I must honestly confess that after hearing today’s Gospel at mass, I’m starting to think that the end days are here and there’s certainly are a lot of reasons that I say this but I will spare you most of them.

    Between you and all soulmates who care to listen, I have not been committed since that weekend in 1991 when my wife took me to a hospital for a needle because I couldn’t sleep and when I was asked by a young doctor what seem to be the problem, I replied in so many words by asking who s/he would like to speak to and then started naming out The Alpha Bets! :)

    I hear ya! I see said the blind man, I agree said the dummy and the man with no legs walked away! :)

    What do you mean by that Anchoress?

    To get back on topic of confession, the last two times that I went to confession was when my old French priest from our old chuch which has just been closed and he was sitting wide open on a chair at the back of our now church, a few feet from a statue of Our Lady who was carrying a child. Anyway, I told him my worst sins by opening up my hands and saying in so many words that these cells of mine have been bad because they keep trying to bate the master.

    To make a long story short and start closing, I was given absolution and I thought “IT” was a great idea that we confess wide openly but NOW, I’m wondering why “IT” has not been kept UP cause I know that I was not dreaming!! I think? :))

    I hear ya! There’s nothing wrong with you Victor, “IT” is all sinner vic’s fault!

    Thanks for the vote of confidence Anchoress and you will keep praying for him won’t you? Pretty Please! :)

    God Bless Peace

  • Brother Jeff

    all in good fun…

  • Mary

    No so fast. Why not give the second place video a review? Good kid. http://youtu.be/VKyinXFmxEc

    [I don't think the contest is even ended yet, so I don't know that there is a "second" place officially, yet...entries are still being accepted -admin]

  • Sue from Buffalo

    I was just joking, Anchoress. I just read your other post and now I regret writing my poor attempt at humor. I didn’t know you were getting pummeled. I’m sorry.

  • Mary

    Lol – Ok, I should have said, “currently in second place” meaning behind the guy with his “eye on the prize”

    Thanks for posting it :)

    Caleb is my wonderful 14 year old. When I asked him why he wanted to enter, he said “to spread the mercy of God to everyone in the world.” :)

    [No, I'm glad you mentioned it b/c I really didn't realize that people were counting hits and there were already placings. I'm happy to put Caleb's up b/c I didn't want to be accused of doing for only one entrant. And that's pretty good work for a 14 year old! :-) -admin]

  • Mary

    Thanks for the kindness – I’ve always loved your blog!

  • Chris
  • Mary

    Chris – I like it. I like the concept, and the message. I love it when your dad does airquotes for “friends.” Lol. I hope you get one of the prizes!