Lance Armstrong and the power of forgiveness

When it became apparent Tiger Woods cheated on his wife, Fox News commentator Brit Hume suggested he seek forgiveness from Jesus Christ. Woods, a Buddhist, opted for forgiveness from the public. He held an overly-prepared press conference that made his contriteness seem less than authentic. “I am deeply sorry,” the king of golf repeatedly said as he stared into the lens of a television camera.... More

Video: ‘Get Clean’ With Confession

Great video on confession which I hadn’t seen until someone showed me today. Rome Reports explained earlier this month: “This video is called ‘Get clean,’ it’s the winning video from a contest held by different Catholic dioceses in New York. The contest asked for 1 minute videos to encourage youth to accept the sacrament of confession. The filmmakers were awarded ... More
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The Boundless Mercy of God

Thomas, I find so many of these new stories and commentaries about abortion and confession in recent days heartbreaking. It’s not just that Slate graphic rant. Any fair-minded person could read so many of the news stories circulating and think forgiveness only comes for some during a few days in Spain! I wrote a little about it here. There are a lot of people reading those news stories who are ... More

Irish and Australian pols dabble in simple stupidity, anti-Catholicism, or some combination of the two..

It's a target. The Roman collar proclaims to the world, "JESUS IS LORD. And I will live and die by that credo." So the Irish prime minister, and now some Australian legislator, is working on a bill that, if passed into law, would ostensibly compel, under penalty of jail time, priests to break the seal of confession and tell the civil authorities if child abuse is confessed. Let’... More

A Confession App… with an imprimatur!

Very cool, very useful. From the developer: Confession: A Roman Catholic App is Little iApps very first application for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Developed for Catholics who frequent the sacrament and those who wish to return. With a personalized examination of conscience for each user, password protected profiles, and a step-by-step guide to the sacrament, this app invites Catholics to p... More

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