Have you heard the news of this floating around the Web? “Leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis surprised his liturgical adviser by going to confession during the service.” Check out the rest of the story here, and if you have been away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation for a while, we invite you to come back! Explore GoodConfession.com for more info.
“I must go to confession with love because I have an opportunity to make my soul clean, to become pure.”
“Confession is Jesus and I, and nobody else. Remember this for life.”
“Don’t waste time on what happened before. If something is hurting you inside, preoccupying you, get it out, make a good confession.”
“It is a place where I allow Jesus to take away from me everything that divides, destroys.”
“Only to confession can we go as sinners with sin and come out as sinners without sin.”
-from Where There is Love, There is God
Have you taken the opportunity to experience the grace of the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent? If not, now is the time. Let us prepare ourselves for Christ’s glorious Resurrection at Easter by making penance for our sins throughout these 40 days.
Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest, rather than going directly to God?
Find out the answer to this question here.
Also, check out the great articles on Confession, the priesthood, and more on CatholicsComeHome.org!
“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.” -St. Isidore of Seville
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have some awesome Catechism quizzes on the USCCB Web site to help you test your knowledge of the Catholic Faith.
See how much you know about the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
“Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven.” -Pope St. Pius X
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