Category: Penance/Confession

What is a General Confession?

General Confession and Scrupulosity   Dear Father John: What is a general confession?  And, under what circumstances should one make a general confession?  Should a

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Sin and Confession

Dan Burke and Melissa Elson answer questions from listeners about sin and confession, attachment to sin, mortal and venial sin, and much more!

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Confession

How does the sacrament of confession work in us? Father Gabriel of Saint Mary Magdalen explains in this excerpt from his classical Carmelite meditation book “Divine Intimacy”.

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Spiritual Direction and Confession

What’s a good “ratio” for confession and for spiritual direction? Find out when Fr. John Bartunek answers a reader’s question with a short explanation of what is expected in each one situation.

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Reconciliation

RECONCILIATION Dear Father John, During the sacrament of reconciliation, they say that the priest is “in persona Christi”, meaning, if I understand correctly, that it

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