- DC23 St. Anslem pt 1 – The Doctors of the Church: The Charism of Wisdom w/ Dr. Matthew Bunson
- Kris McGregorBorn: 1033, Aosta, Italy Died: April 21, 1109, Canterbury, United Kingdom Full name: Anselmo d'Aosta Books: Proslogion, MoreRead More
- 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, Sunday, Sunday with Mark Hart
- Kris McGregora reflection on the upcoming Sunday Mass readings presented by LifeTeen.com and hosted by Mark Hart. Reading 1 1 KGS 3:5, 7-12 Responsorial Psalm PS 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130 Reading 2 ROM 8:28-30 Gospel MT 13:44-52 Jes…Read More
- CA-1 Introduction - St. Thomas Aquinas - Christian Apologetics with Dr. R. R. Reno ep 1
- Kris McGregorEpisode 1 - What is Christian Apologetics? Who was St. Thomas Aquinas, his life, his times, and his contribution. What is "theology"? What is the "Summa"? Reply to Objection 2: Sciences are differentiated according to the various means through…Read More
- The Legacy of St. Charbel Makhluf and St Nimatullah Kassab with Msgr. John Esseff
- Kris McGregorMsgr. Esseff shares with us the great leagacy of prayer and reform left to us by St Charbel Makhluf St Nimatullah Youssef Kassab Al-Hardini (1808-1858) powerful saints for our times.Read More
- RC#4 – Heresy and Orthodoxy - The Resilient Church w/ Mike Aquilina
- IP#183 Dr. Regis Martin - Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our Search for God on Inside the Pages
- Kris McGregorDr. Regis Martin, as Dr. Scott Hahn has said, is "a sage for our times". By presenting the truths of our faith with such beauty, he evangelizes directly the heart. Dr. Martin is a joy to read. I didn't want "Still Point: Loss, Longing and Our S…Read More
- WOM#17 - Mystical Experiences and Consoling Prayer - The Way of Mystery w/ Deacon James Keating
- Kris McGregorMystical experiences and consoling prayer. Prayer is earnestly desired, because it is something we delight in. Also the prayer that will spontaneously occur. Another type of experience is the aspect of the sacramental encounter.Read More
- St. Bridget of Sweden with Teresa Monaghen
- Kris McGregorOnce again, Teresa Monaghen brings a saint, who lived over 600 years ago, to vivid life and connects St.-Bridget-1them into our modern day circumstances. St. Bridget of Sweden was an ordinary woman who was open to receiving extraordinary grace becau…Read More
- St. Ignatius of Loyola Novena Day 5
- Kris McGregorFrom the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola: We should praise all the laws of the Church, keeping our minds ever ready to seek reasons to defend them and not to oppose them [Spir. Exer., "Rules for Thinking with the Church"]. I must remind you…Read More
- Novena to St. Alphonsus Liguori Day 3
- Kris McGregorDay 3 St. Alphonsus you have said: “The more a person loves God, the more reason he has to hope in Him. This hope produces in the Saints an unutterable peace, which they preserve even in adversity, because as they love God, and know how beautif…Read More
- St. Ignatius of Loyola Novena Day 4
- Kris McGregorDay 4 From the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola:St.-Ignatius-4 I desire for you the joy and full consolation of soul that I desire for myself, and I sympathize with you in your trials. . .but I consider this a very special gift of God our Lor…Read More
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Confession is Good Medicine
Script 16 – Confession is Good Medicine
A trip to the doctor’s office can be a scary thing, but it’s often necessary to go there to get the healing and treatment that we need.
Likewise, going to the confessional can be intimidating, but it’s often the very thing that we need to get us back on the pathway to the Lord.
While we should also privately repent of our sins to God, Jesus instituted the sacrament of reconciliation or penance for our own good. Statistics show that Catholic populations have historically had lower rates of suicide and depression than non-Catholics, which many psychologists attribute directly to the healthy practice of vocally confessing one’s sins.
Few things can be as liberating as getting all of the junk from our lives out there on the table. The priest stands as Christ’s representative whose words of absolution, “I forgive you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” act as a sweet healing balm upon our souls. Priests are not their to scold you, but to offer healing and a fresh start.
So be not afraid, come unload your burdens before the Lord in confession today.