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Confession Toolkit

Making a Good Confession

Confession, penance and reconciliation – all three words refer to the same sacrament offering the gift of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Think of it as CPR for the soul. In this toolkit you’ll find "CPR" instructions to help Catholics in experiencing the Lord's compassion in the sacrament.
Confession Guide
Good Confession
A Catholics Come Home site to help you learn about the sacrament, understand how to go to Confession, and learn how practically to live out the priest’s words in the confessional to "go and sin no more."
Confession Brochure
How to prepare for a good confession
Sample examination of conscience
The rite of reconciliation
An act of contrition
What to pray after reconciliation

Guía para la Confesión
Folleto para la Confesión
Como preparar una buena confesión
Ejemplo de examen de conciencia
El rito de la confesión
Ejemplo de un acto de contrición

Media Center
Guides and How To Videos
Videos and audio resources on reconciliation including an archdiocesan perspective and Father Robert Barron on why you should go to confession.
Smartphone App
Visit your app store to download “Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” which guides you through a personalized examination of conscience on your smartphone. Note: This app is not a substitute for the sacrament of reconciliation.

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