Acknowledge sins, frequent Confession, Pope tells congregation
Catholic World News - April 29, 2013
Pope Frances underlined the importance of sacramental Confession in his homily at a weekday Mass on April 29.
The Pope told his congregation that in Argentina, there is a term for “the unashamed”— the people who never feel sorry for their own actions. “But shame is a true Christian virtue,” he said.
“Look to your sins, to our sins; we are all sinners, all of us,” the Pope said. “This is the starting point.” But Jesus readily forgives the penitent, he added. "But Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner,” the Pope continued; “it is an encounter with Jesus, but with this Jesus who waits for us, who waits for us just as we are.”
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