Reflections on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

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 […]

Sacramental Marriage and the Healing and Elevating Gift of Grace

10 minutes By Leo Pio, Catholic University According to St. Thomas Aquinas, grace both heals and elevates.[1] God grants grace through the sacraments of healing (Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick), initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) and service (Holy Orders, Marriage).[2] Like all the sacraments, the sacrament of marriage is important, yet it is also unique as the […]