Confessor Got You Down?

Confessor Got You Down?

Lately I’ve been trying to take the advice of some really good mentors.  I’ve been aiming for more regular confession.  Throughout much of my adult life I’ve probably gone to the sacrament on average 6-8 times per year.  In the past few years...
When Catholicism is in Your Bones

When Catholicism is in Your Bones

Since we moved to Minnesota, my family and I have been meeting a lot of converts, many of them my husband’s colleague at the Catholic university where he is a professor. It seems that more of them than not are converts. The other day a distinguished colleague asked my...
A Confession about Confession (A Book Review)

A Confession about Confession (A Book Review)

I have a confession to make.  It’s something I’ve learned about myself over the last couple of years of having children who have reached the age of reason: I’m terrible at going to Confession.  Over that last two years, I have managed to prepare two...

Hitting F5 on the Spiritual Life

by Micah Murphy Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about Confession.  It was yet another restart for me, a time of renewal, an opportunity to refresh my spiritual life. If only refreshing our spiritual lives was as easy as pressing F5 on our keyboards to refresh a computer...

Psalm 51

After reading Micah’s post on Reconciliation, and how spiritually cleansing it is, I thought I would share the famous Psalm of Repentance. Psalm 51 is one of my favorite chapters in the entire Bible. Before going to confession, I usually read through this psalm...