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an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression.


n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.

Patient discussion about confession

Q. How can I confess to my girlfriend that I am bipolar? Not that it really matters, since I cannot attract a woman to save my life, but I was wondering if there is ever a good time to say, "Hey, I am bipolar" and anticipate the reaction. As a bipolar man who is looking for some love and sex, how should I handle the topic, if at all?

A. Thanks JennJ. I think you're right about the group mentality. Thanks.

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In contrast to my own book on the subject (The Sacrament of Reconciliation, 2001), which O'L.
So, even as people are turning to "retreats in everyday life," eucharistic adoration, and other devotions that give a sense of community, continuity, and ritual to their lives, I have noticed that there has been a similar reimagining of the sacrament of reconciliation.
How easy it really was to make a good Confession, and how I knew that the Sacrament of Reconciliation was not merely an optional chat with Father, nor a counseling session, but a miraculous encounter with Divine Mercy.
Given the present pastoral conundrum over the sacrament of reconciliation, liturgical and sacramental scholarship in this area has all but ceased.
I came to a deeper appreciation of the sacrament of reconciliation and the power of forgiveness when I served as a missioner to Korea in the 1980s.
More effective catechetical programs on the sacrament of reconciliation could help remedy psychological and pastoral obstacles such as peer pressure, previous bad experiences, unawareness of sin, and ignorance of real conscience issues.
I want to encourage my brother bishops and earnestly appeal to them--and through them to all priests--to undertake a vigorous revitalization of the Sacrament of Reconciliation," the Pope wrote.
Sandwiched between two discussions of the sacrament of reconciliation lies an extended development of Therese of Lisieux's commentary on the Parable of the Prodigal Son.
Although he discusses the sacrament of reconciliation, this isn't a particularly Roman Catholic book or even an especially religious book.
CATHOLIC would publish an article by an extraordinary minister of Communion, who should be abreast of Catholic Church teachings in regards to reception of Holy Communion, but who openly (and seemingly proudly) states that he has taken it upon himself to advise recipients that they do not need to bother seeing a priest for the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to receiving Communion if they are not in a state of grace.
Second Chance seeks to provide help for all who are suffering from the aftermath of abortion, through one-on-one counselling, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and referrals if necessary.
We offer a sacrament of reconciliation every time we say to someone, "I'm sorry" or "I forgive you.