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Old 01-18-2009, 11:57 PM
 
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Vatican City (AHN) - The Vatican, the seat of the Roman Catholic Church, concluded a two-day conference which provided its followers a better understanding of the sacrament of Confession and encouraged more Catholics to avail themselves of it.

The conference, which was open to the public, was organized by the Apostolic Penitentiary, more known as the tribunal of conscience which was established by Pope Alexander III.

Vatican Holds 2-Day Conference To Encourage More Catholics To Confess | AHN | January 19, 2009 (http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7013734388 - broken link)
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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When I was a boy, confession was mandatory. We’d be lined up and have to go into the confessional.
I remember standing there and trying to come up with some “good sins”. Most of the time, I wasn’t a bad kid.

The other day I was talking with my brother about our experiences with Catholic upbringing.
He had the same problem, so we joked about making up sins (we didn’t actually make them up), but then having to confess doing that the next week.

“Bless me father… I made up three sins last week, because I couldn’t think of any.”
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It's been my experience,
that a humble and contrite confession is good for the soul.

And come to think of it, I'm overdue for one
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Northern Va. from N.J.
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When I was a boy, confession was mandatory. We’d be lined up and have to go into the confessional.
I remember standing there and trying to come up with some “good sins”. Most of the time, I wasn’t a bad kid.

The other day I was talking with my brother about our experiences with Catholic upbringing.
He had the same problem, so we joked about making up sins (we didn’t actually make them up), but then having to confess doing that the next week.

“Bless me father… I made up three sins last week, because I couldn’t think of any.”
If you want to have a good laugh about growing up Catholic and attending Catholic School rent this movie

Heaven Help Us (1985)
Charles Purpura scribed this semi-autobiographical tale about his experiences in a Brooklyn Catholic school of 1965. The film focuses on several Catholic school boys who get into ever increasing amounts of trouble with the presiding priests of the Catholic school, St. Basil's. Andrew McCarthy plays Michael Dunn, a newly arrived student who latches onto the class egghead Caesar (Malcolm Danare), who is constantly picked on by the class bully Rooney (Kevin Dillon). Rooney intimidates Michael and Caesar to become his erstwhile chums and, along with a few other quiet students, they receive corporal punishment for minor infractions, disrupting communion and confession and, ultimately, their antics inspire changes in the strict school hierarchy. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide
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Starring: Donald Sutherland, John Heard, (more)Director(s): Michael DinnerTheatrical MPAA Rating: RFormat(s): DVD, (View All Versions)
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