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Theological, Philosophical, and Psychological Explorations
James K. Voiss
Is there such a thing as "Christian Forgiveness"? Christians speak as though there is. But what would it be? How would it differ from forgiveness as a basic human enactment? And if there is a distinct ...
Edited by Doris K. Donnelly
Sacraments speak a language and disclose their power through symbols. Beyond 'representing' another reality, sacramental symbols are intimately connected with the reality they express and sources of j ...
A History of the Cure of Souls
Annemarie S. Kidder
Is confession obsolete? Far from it, Annemarie Kidder has learned. At unexpected times and in unexpected places, we hear the "confession" of a friend or a perfect stranger; at crucial times in our liv ...
Reclaiming the Spirit of Jesus
Bishop Geoffrey Robinson; Foreword by Donald Cozzens
Drawing on his own experience in responding to abuse, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson in this explosive work methodically offers a critique of the church’s use and misuse of power, from the pope proclaiming ...
Mark J. Boda and Gordon T. Smith, Editors
This collection of essays on the theme of repentance/penitence emerged from an assembly of biblical scholars, systematic theologians, and church historians at the 2003-2004 meetings of the American Ac ...
David M. Coffey
2002 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! Although it did not come from Christ in the form it has today, it is clear from Scripture that reconciliation was central to the ministry of Christ. In Th ...
The penitent will find prayers of preparation, a form of examination of conscience, a rite for reconciliation of individual penitents, a communal rite with individual confession and absolution, and pr ...
This brief, six-page leaflet prepares the penitent through a series of questions by which he or she may reflect on the state of their conscience.
The instructions, prayers, and Scripture readings in this six-page leaflet lead a penitent through the sacrament. In addition to providing the Act of Contrition, a series of Scripture readings and a p ...
The Rite of Penance
Father Dallen writes about the concrete ways in which the Roman Catholic Church has dealt with sinners in its midst, assisting them to live out the implications of their baptismal conversion and recog ...