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How to Go to Confession

Confessionals

Someone approached me recently and asked a very honest, vulnerable question. She said that she reads on blogs and hears on Catholic radio the beauty of the practice of frequent confession, but she hasn’t been to the sacrament in a very long time. She’s intimidated, not even by the fact that she feels she has to a lot to confess, but […]

New Evangelization: iPhone App and the Return to Confession

The practice of sacramental confession in the Catholic Church dropped off precipitously and practically overnight about forty years ago.  Prior to the Second Vatican Council, Catholics came regularly and in great numbers to confess their sins to a priest, but then, just like that, they stopped coming.  Analysts have proposed a variety of reasons for this sharp decline—a greater stress […]