Examination

of conscience

Spiritual Direction

From Perfunctory Penitence to Compelling Confession in Four Easy Steps

Litany of Repentance

In preparation for the Sacrament of Confession

Perhaps you’ve been away from Confession for a while—maybe a long while. Or, you may be a Catholic who goes to Confession frequently, but you find that you seem to be confessing those same old sins over and over again. This site is designed for you, no matter how often you go to Confession or where you are on your faith journey.

United States Council of Catholic Bishops

Before celebrating the Sacrament of Penance, one should prepare oneself with an examination of conscience, which involves reflecting prayerfully on one’s thoughts, words, and deeds in order to identify any sins.

A Guide to Confession

A downloadable Guide by the Knights of Columbus.

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), we encounter Jesus Christ, who after rising from the dead breathed the Holy Spirit on hisApostles — the first priests — and gave them the power to forgive sins in his name (Jn 20:23). The Heart of Christ burns with love for us and he wants us to experience his immense and unfathomable mercy by confessing our sins and receiving his forgiveness.This Sacrament gives us the consolation of God’s pardon and strengthens our relationship with Christ and his Church.

Bulldog Catholic

A downloadable Examination of Conscience. Confession is the place where we get to say, “God, I’m giving you permission to love me. I am giving you permission to do what you want to do: forgive me.”