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´Catholic´ confession is good for
the soul - says Archbishop of Canterbury

Telegraph [UK], by John Bingham

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Posted By:mitzi, 10/9/2013 3:52:04 PM

The Archbishop of Canterbury is encouraging Anglicans to adopt the practice of going to confession, a tradition more commonly associated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Most Rev Justin Welby advised churchgoers that it could be an “enormously powerful” experience to unburden themselves to a confessor, even if it was not always a “bunch of laughs”. His comments came as he addressed the heads of other churches – including the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England Wales, the Most Rev Vincent Nichols – about divisions between Christians. Although Archbishop Welby comes from the evangelical wing of Anglicanism, his

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One of the conditions for absolution is "firm purpose of amendment." Makes you think twice before doing "that" again - and having to confess it again!

A lot of Anglicans are "coming home." Pope Benedict XVI established the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter for those groups of Anglicans in the US and UK who "who seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 10/9/2013 4:13:36 PM     (No. 9558037)

I went last Saturday. Confession does me a world of good and it feels like a weight is off my soul.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/9/2013 4:30:00 PM     (No. 9558058)

If going to confession is helpful to anyone, that is their right and privilege. My Southern Baptist upbringing taught me that I, speaking only for myself, don´t need someone to hear my confession other than my God.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 10/9/2013 4:31:35 PM     (No. 9558062)

A psychologist hears you for only $146 per hour. A Priest hears you for free.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Michaelus, 10/9/2013 4:37:12 PM     (No. 9558082)

Just like it says in James 5:16.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/9/2013 4:41:29 PM     (No. 9558087)

James 5:16 is okay, but I like John 20:23 better.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Jeremiah29_11, 10/9/2013 5:00:29 PM     (No. 9558121)

No priest needed. You have a personal relationship with God and your advocate, Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 9:12, Hebrews 4:14-16

However, yelling at a demonic democrat can really relieve stress.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/9/2013 5:03:54 PM     (No. 9558128)

Whoa, whoa, everyone. What about Corinthians 4, Jackson 5?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/9/2013 5:11:52 PM     (No. 9558143)

Confession is no longer necessary. The NSA already knows! Obama 1:1

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gartenfrau, 10/9/2013 5:56:08 PM     (No. 9558195)

You guys are too funny!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dovestar, 10/9/2013 10:29:06 PM     (No. 9558520)

Absolutely, a priestly confession is so much cheaper than therapy, and helps when you are all out of bubble wrap.

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