2017-07_LT-SelfPunishment

Healed in His Wounds: Freedom From Becoming Your own Savior

I knew that through Reconciliation my sins had been absolved, but I still didn’t feel like I had adequately “paid” for them.

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Seeking Fun and Finding Joy

I wasn’t unfamiliar with the sacraments but having them be the focus of each day was completely new to me.

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25 Things You’ve Felt if You’ve Ever Been to Confession

You *finally* find a parish that has confessions…AND THEY ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.
YOU COULD BE FREE AND FORGIVEN BY DINNER TIME.

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2017-02_LT-MercyRefuge

Mercy is the Refuge in My Storms

I remember this trip to the confessional like it was yesterday. A big sin was weighing on my heart, and I sat face to face with my chaplain. What would he think? “Father, forgive me for I have sinned…” I decided to get the worst out of the way first. […]

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2016-5_LT-ConfessionHowTo

How To Make A Good Confession

The other day I was getting ready to go on a date with my boyfriend and as I was thinking about what I was going to wear and how I was going to do my hair, I realized Lent is less than 10 days away. I felt a little bad […]

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2016-5_LT-Confession

Breaking the Silence: 5 Tips for Confessing Porn

Maybe it was the first time in a long time, maybe it was the 100th time this past month. You know what you need to do – you’ve got to get to confession.

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2016-2_LT-MySideConfession

My Side of the Confessional: What Is It Like for a Priest?

I told them that it was the exact opposite. There is almost no greater place to be than with someone when they are coming back to God.

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2015-12_LT-WoundsMercy

The Permanent Wounds of Mercy

But every time I go to Him, expecting my past to disappear before my eyes, I am utterly disappointed.

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2014-08_LT-InDefenseConfession

Why I Tell My Sins to a Person: In Defense of Confession

Every couple of weeks I solemnly walk into a small room where another person is sitting. It kinda feels like a closet, kinda looks like the smallest grandmotherly-parlor-sitting-room you’ve ever seen (complete with appropriate seating and decoration).

We sit there, me and this other person, and have a nice little conversation that consists of me telling them all the things I’ve done wrong recently. It’s a varied, and unexciting list that doesn’t change nearly as often as I change the tone of voice I use to disguise myself. (Don’t judge me. You know you’ve done it too.)

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2017-03_LT-Confession

Forgiveness is Waiting for You: 8 Tips for an Awesome Confession

“I can’t go to Confession! I don’t know how to start! I don’t know my Act of Contrition!” If you blank on how to go to Confession, just let the priest know. He is there as a representative of God’s love and patience. Plus, he went to school for this. Even if you don’t know how it’s supposed to go, he can walk you through it.

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