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  • "The Catechism in Six Parts: Confession" {Sermon}

    04/06/2017 7:02:22 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 5, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Catechism in Six Parts: Confession” Tonight we come to the part of the Catechism that is probably the least known to us today, and that is Confession. The practice of Confession may be unfamiliar to you. Confession is unfamiliar to most Lutherans these days, even though it has been around for as long as the church has been around. It is a church practice that the church doesn’t practice much anymore. It is infrequently used. Tonight I want to dispel some myths and some fears about Confession, so that we’ll feel more comfortable about it and maybe put it...
  • "A Pastoral Priority" – For Lent, "The Light Is On"... or Is It? [Catholic Caucus]

    03/31/2017 12:45:24 PM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 1 replies
    Whispers in the Loggia ^ | March 30, 2017 | Rocco Palmo
    Along with Friday fish-fries, the weekly Stations and giving up something (or doing something more), recent years have brought a new tradition of Lent: the Pope going into overdrive to plug his favorite sacrament. Yet even as The World's Most Coveted Pitchman again devoted the better part of a week this month (and amid the high exposure of his election anniversary, at that) to another round of all-Confession, all-the-time messaging – topped as usual by taking his own turn as a penitent during the season's annual penance service in St Peter's – in at least a hefty chunk of the trenches,...
  • Priests Can't Legally be Forced to Reveal What's Heard in Confession, Louisiana Supreme Court Rules

    10/31/2016 5:25:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 10/28/16 | Joe Gyan Jr
    A priest has no duty to report confidential information heard during a sacramental confession, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled Friday in a bid to clear up what it called the "widespread confusion" caused by its decision two years ago in a long-running case involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge. The diocese had warned after the 2014 ruling that the sanctity of the confessional was under attack by the ruling the church said might force a priest to reveal in court what was privately told to him. The case involves a young woman who claims she told a Baton...
  • Our Spiritual Warfare...freedom pt 3

    Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God . And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: For...
  • A Priest (Msgr. Pope) Confesses What It’s Like to Hear People’s Sins

    03/12/2016 4:24:04 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | March 11, 2016 | Zoe Romanowsky
    Much has been written about the sacrament of reconciliation — the theology behind it, the scriptural evidence for it, the power and benefits of it for penitents. But what’s it like, experientially, for a priest to hear the sins of others week after week and month after month? Can it be a burden? Does it affect a priest’s spiritual life? Aleteia’s lifestyle editor, Zoe Romanowsky, asked Msgr. Charles Pope about what it’s been like to hear confessions over his 24 years as a priest. Msgr. Charles Pope is the pastor of Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian in Washington DC. He is a...
  • The Latest Bergoglian Novelty: Confession without Confession [Catholic Caucus]

    03/07/2016 7:43:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | March 7, 2016 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    If only it were possible to avoid what has become an almost continuous commentary on the sayings and doings of Pope Francis. But one does not ignore the public statements of a Pope, especially from this Fatima perspective. And at this point in the Bergoglian pontificate, the landscape of the Church is cratered by the bombshells Francis has been dropping almost weekly in off-the-cuff homilies, meditations, press conferences and other settings outside the four corners of an encyclical or other formal papal pronouncement. Here is one bombshell from February, on Ash Wednesday. It was dropped in a sermon given to...
  • Turning Confession, The Sacrament Of Mercy, Into An Abysmal Joke [Catholic Caucus]

    03/05/2016 7:13:27 PM PST · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Restore D.C. Catholicism | 3/04/16 | Restore D.C. Catholicism
    The Catholic blogosphere is alight with the latest heresy (that's what it is) to come to light. On February 11, eve of Ash Wednesday, the pope met with those priests designated to be "missionaries of mercy" and gave them instructions and I use the word "instructions" loosely. The text of the message can be found on Zenit. Within that address are directives to the priests which, if followed, would render any confession invalid. I quote below the heresy: "If someone comes to you and feels something must be removed from him, but perhaps he is unable to say it, but...
  • Pope Francis Contradicts Church Teaching. Again.

    03/04/2016 5:54:06 PM PST · by ebb tide · 31 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 4, 2016 | Steve Skojec
    Pope Francis, in his recent address to the priests who will act as “Missionaries of Mercy,” once again placed himself at odds with established (and infallible) Catholic teaching, when he undermined the very matter and form of the sacrament of confession (all emphasis in the following quotes is mine):
  • Priest plans 24-hour confession marathon in Schenectady (NY)

    03/04/2016 2:50:35 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Times Union ^ | March 3, 2016 | Tim O'Brien
    SchenectadyIn the darkest hours of the night and the soul, the Rev. Bob Longobucco will be ready for you to share your sins.Longobucco will hold a marathon, 24-hour confession session starting Friday morning to give people a chance to seek mercy before Easter.Pastor of the Roman Catholic St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Longobucco decided to make himself available for a full day as part of the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. "When do you always think about your worst sin? At 3 o'clock in the morning, and you can't do anything about it," he said. "For one night, you'll...
  • Louisiana Judge Strikes Down Law that Requires Priest to Report Abuse Mentioned in Confession

    03/01/2016 6:39:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that is mentioned in a sacramental confession. Judge Mike Caldwell made his ruling in a long-running and complicated case in which Father Jeff Bayhi had been directed to testify about what a young woman reportedly told him in a confession. The young woman has said that she told Father Bayhi about being molested by a member of his parish. Father Bayhi had refused to testify, citing the inviolability of the confessional seal. Judge Caldwell ruled that the state law making priests mandated reporters of...
  • Preconditions for Israel's Restoration...miracle nation pt 42

    And the Lord said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah. Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord. Turn, O backsliding children, saith the...
  • False confession revealed in Duma arson case

    02/05/2016 12:26:34 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/2/16 | Ari Yashar
    Transcriptions of the interrogation proceedings in the lethal Duma arson case were released on Thursday night, revealing that one minor suspect was forced into making a false confession due to the brutal torture used against him. The transcriptions were received by Channel 10, and revolve around the case of A., a 17-year-old from Samaria. Under torture he admitted to committing the arson last July - but he was not indicted for doing so, showing how the torture induced false confessions. Officials including Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) had admitted prior to the confessions...
  • Pope Francis to German Bishops: Your Church is a mess! Fix it and … GO TO CONFESSION!

    11/27/2015 5:46:09 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Fr. Z ^ | 20 November 2015 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The German bishops are making their ad limina visit. Every few years diocesan bishops have to go to Rome to meet with offices of the Roman Curia and, usually, the Pope. Pope Francis gave an address to the German bishops that was clear, coherent, well-crafted and, in many respects, stinging. He painted a dire portrait of the Church in Germany. At one point he said: One notes in particular in traditionally Catholic regions a very strong decline in participation at Sunday Mass, not to mention the sacramental life. Where in the 1960's everywhere just about all the faithful still participated...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Heresiarch Cupich persecutes traditional Latin Mass. Does he believe Confession is about...

    10/22/2015 7:49:46 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 7 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | 10/22/15 | Vox Cantoris
    "Heresiarch Cupich persecutes traditional Latin Mass. Does he believe Confession is about "forgiveness" - Bring it on baby, we'll out you all!" Thanks to Ann Barnhardt for digging up this little gem. If you want to read what Heresiarch Cupich thinks about the Sacrament of Non-Confession, read it all here. “We use that word “reconciliation” all the time. It doesn’t mean about giving people forgiveness. It comes from an anatomical root, namely the eyelash, it is called a cilia. So you begin to see eye-to-eye with people.” Who appointed this heretic to Chicago anyway? Oh, and speaking of Chicago, the...
  • When did you stop sending abortive Moms to Hell? APF Reporter asks Catholic Priests

    09/01/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 48 replies
    Freep | 9/1/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     "When did you stop beating your wife?" is the position of the logical fallacy, the Loaded Question. The answer "I never started" improperly grants the question the dignity of the reasonable. "Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions ... overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church" screams the headline from APF by Jean-Louis de La Vaissiere. He writes from the Vatican, without knowing anything about his subject. Prior to this declaration, only the Pope himself could pardon the sin of abortion. "Sins which the priest has no authority to absolve are called reserved sins. Absolution from these sins can be obtained only...
  • 3 Surprising Things About Divine Mercy Sunday (Catholic Caucus)

    04/11/2015 3:28:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Aleteia ^ | April 11, 2015 | FR. CHRIS DECKER
    1. Jesus asked for it. St. Faustina Kowalska, was a young member of The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Lodz, Poland. In the early 1930s, she received a series of messages from The Lord expounding His desire to extend mercy upon humanity. He asked her to write these messages down. Among the messages was the request for an image of Himself to be commissioned: "Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I Trust in You. I desire that this image be venerated, first in your chapel, and throughout the world."(The Diary of St. Maria Faustina...
  • ASK FATHER: Haven’t been to confession for 40 years (Catholic Caucus)

    04/07/2015 3:26:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 7, 2015 | Fr.J
    From a reader…QUAERITUR: I’m 49 and haven’t been to confession since I was about 9 I say prayers every day and pop into church now and then to light candles the thing is I’ve not been to well recently and would like to make a confession but not to sure what to say could you please help How about, “Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It’s been about 40 years since my last confession. I think I’m going to need some help from you for this confession.” It would probably be best to make an appointment for this...
  • Mercy! So Great a Gift – Why Many Parishes Need to Reconsider When They Offer Confession

    03/31/2015 7:51:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 30 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-30-15 | catholic, apologetics, history, theology
    Mercy! So Great a Gift – Why Many Parishes Need to Reconsider When They Offer the Sacrament of Confession By: Msgr. Charles PopeAt tonight’s Chrism Mass, the Cardinal chose to focus his remarks to the more than 300 priests in attendance on the beauty of the Sacrament of Confession and the power of mercy. What a magnificent gift the Lord gave His Church through the ministry of priests, that we can hear His blessed words, I absolve you from your sins … go in peace.My mind goes back to a beautiful story of St. John Paul II and a certain bishop (not of...
  • How Parents are Stealing the Gift of the Mass from their Children

    03/27/2015 2:55:12 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 3/27/15 | Father Anthony Gerber
    A parish priest on the troubling news he's learned from kids in the confessional The Need for Questions in Lent Lent is a penitential season, a time of purification and of clarification: of being purified of our sins and of clarifying the roots of what has been keeping us from God in the first place. Purification and clarification can come about through the typical Lenten observances: prayer, almsgiving, and fasting. Fasting, for example, not only acts as an immediate purification of something (ie, a thing is taken away), but it can also clarify in that, as we are feeling the...