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1 posted on 10/25/2013 4:09:13 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: NYer; Mrs. Don-o; Tax-chick
Daily Mass ping!

“Some say: ‘Ah, I confess to God.’ But it’s easy, it’s like confessing by email, no? God is far away, I say things and there’s no face-to-face, no eye-to-eye contact. Paul confesses his weakness to the brethren face-to-face. Others [say], ‘No, I go to confession,’ but they confess so many ethereal things, so many up-in-the-air things, that they don’t have anything concrete. And that’s the same as not doing it. Confessing our sins is not going to a psychiatrist, or to a torture chamber: it’s saying to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am a sinner,’ but saying it through the brother, because this says it concretely. ‘I am sinner because of this, that and the other thing.’”

2 posted on 10/25/2013 4:10:20 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

As a Catholic myself, this man needs to make up his mind and send a clear message. How can you, as a priest, provide someone with the “grace of shame” and not be a shrink and at the same time ask “who am I to judge” like a shrink? The Sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the most important aspects of the Catholic faith and I agree with what the Pope says in this article, but it contradicts what he said last month. I think he will realize soon enough that you can’t be all things to all people.


4 posted on 10/25/2013 7:34:07 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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