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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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03/11/2015 6:40 pm

2013 Confession Telephone Survey

In August 2013, the Bishops' Conference's Home Mission Desk carried out an informal Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) telephone survey. 22 Catholic cathedrals in England and Wales were telephoned and emailed with a 91% response rate. 

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25/02/2014 12:00 pm

Published Materials

In this section you will find materials offered by Catholic Publishers to support adults and children to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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25/02/2014 12:00 pm

Confession Links

On this page you’ll find links to resources about the Sacrament of Reconciliation - Confession - to supplement what is provided in our web section. 

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