Saturday, April 08, 2006

I have a confession to make

As we enter Holy Week, we at Albany Catholic will be turning to some more spiritual matters, starting with confession.

The good folks over at AmericanCatholic.Org have a number of useful newsletter articles here, with titles like How to Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation Today, Ten Tips for Better Confessions: The Gift of Reconciliation, The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Celebrating God's Forgiveness, Preparing for Confession: Taking Your Spiritual Temperature, and Reconciliation: An Experience of Forgiveness. They are worth a look.

Alas, U.S. Catholic reports here that confession is a shadow of its former self.
Many post-Vatican II Catholics who don’t shudder at memories of uttering “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned” in a grim, dark confessional still don’t plan to make Reconciliation a regular part of their lives.