The Three Absolvers and Cardinal Arinze on Examinations of Conscience
Updated again on March 3, 2013
Don't believe in Mortal Sin? Francis Cardinal Arinze would like to chat with you, NOW!
Updated a third time on December 20, 2011
Sr. Mary Ann Walsh with the USCCB has ten good, practical reasons for going to Confession regularly, with one really important reason added by Fr. Z!
First Posted on December 9, 2008
Commandments of the ChurchIII. To confess our sins to a priest, at least once a year.
IV. To receive Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist at least once a year during Easter Season.
Father John Zuhlsdorf, "Father Z, renowned blogger", has 20 Tips for Making A Good Confession
Father George Rutler, author, preacher and pastor of the Church of Our Savior in Manhattan, has ten pages on "How to Make a Good Confession."
Father Robert Altier, preacher and chaplain in Hastings, MN, has a wonderful "Examination of Conscience" for you. "Keep custody of those eyes!"
Father John Zuhlsdorf [Fr. Z.] on "I haven't been to Confession for ten years; I don't know what to do!Fr. Z, again: Why I still have this blog: a reader’s testimony
And here are two more useful Examinations for children:
Click Here for another Examination for Elementary School ChildrenTip O' the Hat to Catholic Parents OnLine
You say that you think that you prefer to confess your sins directly to God? You don't need to do it to a priest? Read what Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies at Baylor University, former President of the protestant Evangelical Theological Society, and a convert in April 2007 to the Catholic Church has to say on the matter.