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Our Model of Penance, Saint Mary of Egypt BFD001

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/yrja3d/BFD001_Life_of_Saint_Mary_of_Egypt.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadConfession requires that we make satisfaction for our sins.  This is done by penance.  Penance is a required action of the worthy reception of the Sacrament of Confession.     Says St. Augustine:  “Accuse thyself, and God will excuse thee; excuse thyself and God will accuse thee.” He also says, “Chastise thyself, if thou…

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On a Mission from God… Literally! with Father John Paul Zeller MFVA: BFP 008

https://media.blubrry.com/bellarmineforumfootnote/p/bellarmineforum.podbean.com/mf/play/s5a46q/bellarmineforumpodcast_bellarmineforum_org_wp-content_uploads_2017_10_bfp-008-on-a-mission-from-God_-Literally-Fr_-John-Paul-Zeller-MFVA.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s only 125 of these priests in the United States.  And there’s only a few over a 1000 worldwide.  Father John Paul Zeller MFVA joins John Manos on today’s episode to discuss confession, God’s mercy, and the special graces given to him by a Papal mandate. Father John Paul…

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Is it Wrong to Judge a Catholic Parish by the Confession Schedule?

Back in the 90s, I encountered the “penance service” phenomenon whereat people were told to write their sins on a piece of paper and put them into a bowl that would be lit aflame to burn the sins. I never stayed for the finale, and had secretly hoped that the whole place would burn down…

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The Apostle to the Apostles

St. Mary Magdalene is one of the most inspiring figures in the Gospels, for she shows that God can turn our sins around and transform us into His Glory. Unfortunately, she has been used by many with an agenda to subvert the powerful revelation of Christ’s love for His Church. The Da Vinci Code Was…

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Is Annunciation Really Today? Why Would it Bother Me?

As we discussed back on March 25th, today is the feast of the Annunciation, or is it? Is Pope Francis really ruining the Western Church, or is the uncertainty of a day like today? What should we be irritated by today?

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The Sacrament of God’s Infinite Mercy

The Sacrament of God’s Infinite Mercy By Fr. James Buckley, F.S.S.P When he looks at the cross, the sinner sees Love Incarnate, bruised, derided, cursed and defiled. Why, he asks, have you, my God, suffered such unspeakable torments? And the answer of the Crucified is: “For you and for your sins.” If any Catholic thought…

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