Usurpation of the Church's Domain

In the Connecticut Legislature, a bill is pending to usurp the power of Catholic parishes to govern themselves and to impose a state-mandated structure whereby a board of lay members would govern the internal affairs of each parish and the diocese-at-large. The Diocese of Bridgeport's response is here. The bill–sponsored by two openly gay members … Continue reading Usurpation of the Church's Domain

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Frequent Confession

Benedict Baur, in his fabulous book Frequent Confession, notes the immense power of this sacrament: What we call the sacramental grace of the sacrament of Penance–the grace that belongs to this sacrament and that is not given and cannot be given by any other sacrament–is sanctifying grace with the special power and function of remedying … Continue reading Frequent Confession