Monday, November 12, 2012

American Bishops Making News - Meatless Fridays and Need For Confession Comeback

The United State Bishops are meeting this week and right out of the box Cardinal Dolan is making some news that I suspect will get some major secular media coverage. See the full text here at  "First Things First!" – From the President, A Call for Penance and you can listen to the audio here.

What will likely get the headlines is this part:

The work of our Conference during the coming year includes reflections on re-embracing Friday as a particular day of penance, including the possible re-institution of abstinence on all Fridays of the year, not just during Lent. Our pastoral plan offers numerous resources for catechesis on the Sacrament of Penance, and the manifold graces that come to us from the frequent use of confession.

Well I am all for that.

However Cardinal Dolan's talk was much more than that. He said we need to be a Church that is on it's knees again. That includes as he goes to great length to say the SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION.

I can not agree more and as can be pointed out countless times there are major differences in Parishes where the Sacrament is availed of a good bit and those that it is not.

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