Why is confession so important? When I confess my sins, who am I being reconciled to, and why is this so important? What is necessary to make a good confession? What is perfect and imperfect contrition? When should I go to confession and how often? Even though it is not required, why is it beneficial to confess venial sins? When should I call on the priest for the Anointing of the Sick or Viaticum? How do both the Sacraments of Healing show God's Justice and His Mercy?
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
Do I or am I prepared to confess all mortal sins in the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Do I examine my conscience often, even daily? Am I willing to make amends and do penance for my sins? Do I unite my sufferings with Christ's sufferings? Do I have compassion for those who suffer? Am I willing forgive as I have been forgiven?
Sophia Sketchpad: Confession
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"First Confession" Part 1
"First Confession" Part 2
Bishop Robert Barron - Why do I have to confess to a priest?
Tour of the Catechism #47 - Sacraments of Healing
Tour of the Catechism #48 - Reconciliation: Penitent, Minister, Effects
Tour of the Catechism #49 - Reconciliation: Penitent, Minster, Effects
No Apologies #98 - Confession 1
No Apologies #99 - Confession 2
Catholic Encyclopedia: Sacrament of Penance
Confession: A Pain that Ends in Joy
Tour of the Catechism #50 - Indulgences and Penance
No Apologies #100 - Indulgences-Scriptural
No Apologies #101 - Indulgences-Not "buying" forgiveness
No Apologies #102 - Indulgences-A fruit of Christ's Redemption
Primer on Indulgences
Myths About Indulgences
Tour of the Catechism #51 - Anointing of the Sick
Catholic Encyclopedia: Extreme Unction
Catholic Encyclopedia: Preparation for Death
Anointing of the Sick
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