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My First Month As A Priest

It has been just over six weeks since I was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Rockford on…

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Faith & Life

Facing Jesus: How To Connect And Grow With Him In 2019

It’s easy to fall away from prayer. There are many times when I will have a steady prayer life for…

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An Advent Confessional

Catholics are to take advantage of the sacrament of Penance at least once a year–if you’re Catholic, you should remember…

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Evangelization

Jim Gaffigan’s “Barely Catholic” Shares The Hard Truth

Comedian Jim Gaffigan has a unique way of sharing his faith through his stand-up routines. In a recent video, “Barely…

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Consecrated Life

Dear Father – I Confess, It’s Not You, It’s Me

Many Catholics are blessed to have a priest friend. Or, even if they’re not someone you consider your friend, you…

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Funny

We Can All Relate To This Hilarious Video Of Kids Reacting To Chicken Nuggets

This is an older video, but it’s been popping up on the internet once again because it’s such a classic….

Confession
Sacraments

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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Sin

The 5 Necessary Spiritual Steps You Need to Take After You Sin

This is a matter we seldom talk about with clarity, I don’t know exactly why. My impression is that we…

St. John Chyrsostom

Sin Is A Wound; Repentance Is A Medicine

Do not be ashamed to enter again into the Church. Be ashamed when you sin. Do not be ashamed when…

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…

“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…

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.

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…