Articles
July 2, 2017

You may have been going to confessions wrong. Here’s why

Many of us Catholics are tired of hearing our separated brethren insinuate or even directly accuse us of deceiving ourselves with a promise of forgiveness every time we sin. To…
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Articles
March 3, 2017

One powerful Lenten message that you must read this year

Lent brings the death and resurrection of the Lord more insistently into the horizon of our lives. Before the Lord, we are all weak and needy, poor in who we…
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Articles
June 3, 2016

Facts You Need To Know About the Sacrament of Reconcilliation

sacrament of confession Penance is the sacrament instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is obtained through the priest’s absolution to those who with true sorrow…
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Q&A
October 30, 2015

Does God forgive you every time you go to confession?

Answer: Yes, But ... Confession like every other sacrament has certain conditions for valid reception attached to them. For instance, before one can receive the Sacrament of Matrimony validly, it…
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AmericasNews
October 14, 2015

'Confess-a-thon' at Colombian mall draws 350 priests

In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic – it is not unusual to encounter Catholic priests at a…
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Q&A
February 18, 2015

Outside of Lent, do we have to do anything special on Fridays?

Full Question Outside of Lent, do we have to do anything special on Fridays? Answer Friday remains a day of penance, even outside of Lent. Here is what the Code…
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Articles
October 17, 2014

Ancient teachings on Confession

The Fathers, clinging to the teachings of the Apostles, preached the importance of confession. Below are some quotes from their writings regarding the subject: The Didache   "Confess your sins…
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Articles
October 16, 2014

The Forgiveness of Sins

All pardon for sins ultimately comes from Christ’s finished work on Calvary, but how is this pardon received by individuals? Did Christ leave us any means within the Church to…
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