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Food for the Sheep

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger feed trough; – Luke 2:7 I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he … Continue reading

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The Portable Confessional

  My oldest son is preparing for his first confession. Consequently, I have written on this sacrament, and various things related to it, over the last few weeks. Most recently, I have written about the confessional booth. Consider this a … Continue reading

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The Screen and St. Charles

Today is the feast of St. Charles Borromeo, and as such, I am writing on the topic of the confessional. The confessional booth and screen has been in use for about 500 years in the Western Church, and it is … Continue reading

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For the Forgiveness of Sins

Who Can forgive sins but God alone? This question is often leveled at Catholic and Orthodox Christians by Protestants. “Go directly to Jesus” we are told “the priest is a man he can’t forgive sins” we are told. Really… Jesus … Continue reading

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Infant baptism, why not!

Why should we baptize infants? My initial response to the question is, why not? This post sets out to put forward reasons why infant baptism is reasonable. It will not and cannot be exhaustive. One can easily write large books … Continue reading

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