The healing power of confession

Fr Mario Attard OFM Cap

These days I had the grace to be continually enriched by the most intriguing content of the book by Cardinal Walter Kasper, Mercy: The essence of the Gospel and the key to Christian life.

In page 166 I read the following pericope: “But no psychologist or counselor can say: ‘Your sins are forgiven’ or ‘Go in peace’. This sacrament corresponds today, just as in previous times, to a deep need, and it still has its relevance. It is a work of mercy, both for the individual and for the church community. It could help to overcome aggression and the formation of camps in the church; it could assist in giving Christian humility a new lease on life, establishing more merciful dealings with one another in the church and thereby helping the church to become more merciful”. Continue reading “The healing power of confession”