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 husband, “You are a cradle Catholic, aren’t you?” After my husband assured him that he was, his friend said decidedly,...
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 of my children to receive their first Penance and First Holy Communion. I have made sure that they have attended Mass every...
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 screen!
Some Confessions follow venial sins that harm our relationships with God, while others follow mortal sins, even years of...
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 and reflect on my own need for spiritual mercy from the Triune God.
“1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy...
by Micah Murphy
I just went to Confession this morning and it was awesome!
One of the great things about Confession is its other name (or one of them): reconciliation. Reconciliation is from the Latin word reconciliatio (hard to translate, I know). Let’s break it down:
Re – again
Con – together
Cilia – little hairs or eyelashes (trivia: eyebrows are supercilia)