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11 Things That Happen When You Commit to Going to Confession More Regularly

As Catholics, we are required to go to Confession once a year, but why stop there? We know Confession can…

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History of the Church

10 Saints Who Prove God’s Grace Is Bigger Than Your Sin

Have you ever heard someone say, “My sin is too big for God to forgive”? Or, maybe you yourself even…

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Catholic Media

Does The LEGO Batman Movie Have A Catholic Agenda?

It seems that movies these days are no longer merely for entertainment purposes. The majority have an underlying social message…

Catholic Faith

Millennials and Microaggressions: Why the Sacrament of Confession is More Necessary Than Ever

In adolescence we often believe (at least subconsciously) that all the good that has come to us is there on…

Catholic Faith

The 5 Best Things About Being Catholic (IMHO)

Have you ever noticed that people tend to enjoy talking more about negatives than positives? We seem to find some…

Catholic Faith

8 Encouraging Stories of Confession That Will Inspire You To Visit the Sacrament

Confession can be scary. But it is always worth going to, no matter how we feel about it before hand. …

Catholic Faith

A 7 Step Survival Guide for Returning to Confession

If you’re thinking of going to Confession, but it has been a while, this post is for you. Going to…

Faith & Life

God does more than just erase our regrets, He makes all things new

As you will see in today’s video, chances not taken or dreams not chased often make up our regrets in…

Jacques Philippe

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again.

Lord, I ask your pardon, I have sinned again. This, alas, is what I am capable of doing on my…

St. Basil of Caesarea

“It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted.”

 It is necessary to confess our sins to those to whom the dispensation of God’s mysteries has been entrusted. Those…

“Whoever shows his wound to you, give him the medicine of penitence”

And to you [priests] also, disciples of our illustrious physician, it is fitting that you should not withhold healing from…

St. Augustine of Hippo

Why Mortal Sins Require Confession according to St. Augustine

In three ways then are sins remitted in the Church; by baptism, by prayer, by the greater humility of penance.

Origen of Alexandria

Sinners Must Not Shrink from Declaring Their Sin to the Priest

 In addition to these there is also a seventh [remission of sins], but it is hard and laborious: the remission…

What Was Confession Like for the Early Church? Cyprian of Carthage Responds!

Sinners may do penance for a set time, and according to the rules of discipline come to public confession, and…

St. Dominic

“A man who governs his passions is master of the world…”

“A man who governs his passions is master of the world. We must either command them or be enslaved to…

Didache

What Did Early Christians Have to Say About the Mass in 50 AD?

Assemble on the Lord’s day, and break bread and offer the Eucharist; but first make confession of your faults, so…