Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Catching up--with Confession!

This seems to be the last of the lost articles from cyberspace.
Father Spencer, pastor at St. Peter's in the Loop, has a very witty and informative article in this week's bulletin. As he puts it, "any time there's an announcement of a communal celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, you can bet that the telephones are going to ring." Some of those calls are inquiries ("what does that mean?") and some appear to be challenges ("how dare you? it's forbidden!"); typically, the calls come from people who simply don't have as clear an understanding of the Sacrament of Penance as they may think...
Father's article could be helpful in responding to questions you hear, too. And there's interesting history about the Sacrament, as well. You might learn something! Go here: http://www.stpetersloop.org/libraries/bulletins/2007_12.pdf

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