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21/02/2014 4:00 pm

Catechesis on the Sacrament of Reconciliation - Part Two

The Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, offers a two-part video catechesis (teaching) about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is part two. 

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20/02/2014 11:00 am

Jesus' Parables

Jesus taught three parables to explain his friendship with tax collectors and sinners. They speak powerfully of God's mercy to sinners. Before you read each one, in your own words say a prayer, asking God to speak to you through His Word.

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21/02/2014 1:12 pm

Bible Passages about God's Mercy and Forgiveness

There are many passages in the Bible that give us inspiring examples of God's mercy and forgiveness. We have collection some extracts together on this page. 

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20/02/2014 11:00 am

Pope Francis on Mercy and Reconciliation

A recurrent theme in Pope Francis’ homilies and addresses is God’s mercy. Here you'll find a series of short quotes from the Holy Father with a focus on mercy and reconciliation. 

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21/02/2014 1:11 pm

Nervous about going to Confession?

Sometimes we get nervous about going to confession. But don’t let nerves or fear hold you back. However long it has been, however bad the sin, however embarrassed you feel – don’t let anything stop you from going to confession. 

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21/02/2014 11:00 am

How often should I go to Confession?

Catholics are required to receive the Sacrament at least once per year. However, if you are aware of having committed any mortal (serious) sin, you should receive the Sacrament. That being said, all are encouraged to take advantage of the Sacrament on a regular and frequent basis. Frequent reception helps us keep aware of our spiritual progress and provides the grace to overcome our sins.

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21/02/2014 12:00 pm

An Examination of Conscience

An Examination of Conscience is simply a list of some of the ways that we can love God and our neighbour, and some of the ways we can fail to love through sin. Reflecting on an Examination of Conscience helps us to be honest with ourselves and honest with God. It is not meant to be a burden. It helps us to examine our lives, and to make a good confession, so that we can be at peace with Christ and with one another.

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21/02/2014 12:00 pm

How to prepare, what to say and penance

So what's involved in Confession and how do you prepare properly? This article gives you the steps - before, during, after - and helps you to use the Sacrament to get closer to God. 

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