I Have a Confession to Make

Reading Time: 5 minutes The following was a college essay written by Maureen Francois. It has been edited and approved by Christopher Centrella. If you have a Theology essay that you would like published that received a grade of an A- or higher, please be sure to contact us. By Maureen Francois, Benedictine College             The third chapter of […]

Reflections on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Reading Time: 4 minutes  By Joseph Tuttle, Benedictine College Many people assert that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest in order to receive forgiveness. This belief that one does not need to confess their sins to a priest only holds true if the person has not committed a mortal sin. “Yet every sacrament confers […]

Testimony: Why I am Catholic

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Ben Daly Labelle, University of Rhode Island Why am I Catholic? The easy answer would be that I was raised that way and that it is easy to make Catholicism a cultural identity. But it goes deeper than that. At some point in every Catholic’s life, they have to decide whether to make this […]

Australia’s Trample on the Seal of Confession

Reading Time: 4 minutes Written by Aidan McIntosh, Catholic University The Legislative Assembly of Queensland in Australia passed a long-debated bill that requires priests to break the seal of confession in order to report the sexual abuse of children, whether reported or known, to authorities on Tuesday.  Queensland Justice Minister Yvette D’Ath lauded the bill’s passing, saying that the […]

The Story of a Scrupe: Confronting Scrupulosity

Reading Time: 13 minutes By Paul B. An Introduction to What Scrupulosity and Mortal Sin Are In ancient Rome, as part of their state religion, the Romans would offer lengthy sacrificial events, often lasting around three hours! If the people messed up even one small part of the ritual, they started the entire ceremony over again. An imperfect ceremony […]