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Pope Francis explains in the general audience why "we are confident" of God's forgiveness

Video. (Rome Reports). During the general audience, the Pope explained why Christ took mercy "to its fullest.” He said that His whole life, He put himself "in the line of sinners,” alongside them, in order to show his compassion for the human condition. Therefore, he stressed, [...]
Tags: Baptism, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Conversion, Gospel, Jesus Christ, God, Pope Francis, mercy
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Pope Francis on Mother Teresa's nuns killed in Yemen: They are the martyrs of today

Video (Rome Reports). During the Angelus, the Pope recalled the murder of 4 Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen. He especially regretted that the crime did not get any media coverage. POPE FRANCIS "These are the martyrs of today! They are not on the front page of [...]
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24 Hours for the Lord

In his 2015 Lenten Message, Pope Francis asks the faithful to take part in the "24 Hours for the Lord" initiative, on 13-14 March, in order to place the Sacrament of Reconciliation at the center of the Church's mission for the new evangelization. Pope Francis [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Following Christ, Lent, Penance, Forgiveness, mercy
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The Prelate urges us to prepare ourselves very well for Holy Week

In his pastoral letter for April 2014, Bishop Javier Echevarria, following the teachings of St Josemaria and Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, suggests having devout recourse to the Sacrament of Reconciliation and helping others to do so. Download pdf My dear children: may Jesus watch over my [...]
Tags: Alvaro del Portillo, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Conversion, Javier Echevarria, Holy Week , Josemaria Escriva, Pope Francis
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A place of sanctification

On March 28, in the Hall of Blessings at the Vatican, Pope Francis received 600 participants in the annual course of the internal forum organised by the Apostolic Penitentiary. For the past 25 years this dicastery has offered this course to deacons and newly ordained [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Holy Spirit, Sacraments, Holiness, Love, Pope Benedict XVI, Josemaria Escriva, mercy
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Why go to Confession?

“Forgiveness is asked for, is asked of another, and in Confession we ask for forgiveness from Jesus. Forgiveness is not the fruit of our own efforts but rather a gift, it is a gift of the Holy Spirit who fills us with the wellspring of [...]
Tags: Repentance, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Contrition, Conversion, Penance, Forgiveness
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Confession

In this video, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo encourages us to go to Confession frequently and to invite other people to Confession, following St. Josemaria's teachings. "You wrote to tell me that you have at last gone to confession and that you experienced the humiliation of having [...]
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Pope's General Audience: Don't be afraid of Confession

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis talked about the Sacrament of Confession. With about 20,000 people in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope encouraged Catholics to embrace the Sacrament. While some may be tempted to dismiss it, because of laziness, embarrassment or a lost sense [...]
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God’s Mercy

How good it feels to come back to him whenever we are lost! Let me say this once more: God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy. Christ, who told us to forgive one another “seventy times [...]
Tags: Charity, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Eucharist, Gospel, Generosity, mercy
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New Audience with Pope Francis

The Prelate extended his Christmas greetings to the Pope. After the audience he remarked that “when you spend time with the Pope, you always have the conviction that you have been with a good Father.” And he added: “The Holy Father encouraged us to continue our [...]
Tags: Apostolate, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Opus Dei prelate, Rome, Pope Francis