ADVENT – and the need for Repentance

“Dismay Before Comfort”
Homily – 2nd Sunday of Advent (B)

John the Baptist calls his people to “Prepare the way of the Lord.”  Isaiah speaks of “Comfort” but only after the people have paid “double” for their sins.  How do we reconcile the purpose of religion with the popular misconception that Christianity is there to give Comfort?

“CATHOLIC BASICS” with Fr. Bill – How to Go to Confession

How do Catholics go to Confession?
part 1
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part 2
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Part 1:
How do you Prepare to go to Confession? — Examination of Conscience

How do you Begin?
Why is it Important to Tell the Priest How Long Since Your Last Confession?

Part 2:
How do You Confess Your Sins?
What Should You Not Confess?
What is the Purpose of the Penance?
Absolution