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September 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

September 2020 archive of Fr. Joel Hastings

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 33. TEMPORAL PUNISHMENTS AND INDULGENCES

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/28/20

 As we know, God desires to forgive us of sins (and we hopefully are seeking to forgive each other).  However, in many cases the forgiveness of a sin does not remove the damage done.  Whenever we sin there are wounds inflicted upon our own souls and those of others, ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 32. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION: PART 2: TIPS FOR MAKING A GOOD CONFESSION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/21/20

In this installment, all that has been shown as essential to receiving the sacrament of penance will be applied in some practical tips of what to do and what not to do in going to confession.

We have considered how there are three essential acts of the person going ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 32. HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION: PART 1: MAKING AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCEINCE

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/14/20

In every sacrament, the value of preparation to receive that which the Lord Jesus offers to us cannot be underestimated.  Regarding the sacrament of penance, fitting preparation to make a good confession takes the form of an “examination of conscience,” wherein one looks honestly at what they have done ... Read More »

BASICS OF CATHOLICISM: 31. CONFESSION

Posted by Carol Cyr on 9/08/20

Having looked at contrition as the first of three acts of the penitent when going to confession, we now look at the second and central act of the penitent:  confessing of sins to the priest.  In looking at this act of confessing, we consider two important elements:  the making ... Read More »

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