The Ministry of Reconciliation

4th Sunday of Lent (C)

The fourth Sunday in Lent is called Laetare Sunday, after the first word of the Entrance Chant for the Mass. Laetare is Latin for “rejoice.” The Entrance Chant is from Isaiah 66:10-11: “Rejoice, Jerusalem, and all who love her. Be joyful, all who were in mourning; exult and be satisfied at her consoling breast.

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Can You Go to Confession if You Are Not Sorry?

A student asked me an interesting question recently: Can you go to confession if you are not sorry for your sins? What if you know you will commit that sin again? Should you still go?

There is a lot wrapped up in this simple question. So let’s break it down.

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