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“Whose Sins You Forgive Are Forgiven Them”
Confession is uncomfortable. It’s embarrassing. It’s a nerve-racking, guilt-ridden experience, and it never seems to get much easier.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Confession is supposed to be a place of peace and healing. And it can be! But only if you approach it with the right understanding.
Do You Know What Confession Really Is?
Most Catholics learn about confession when they’re little children, but they don’t learn much after that. This leaves questions about the sacrament that have never been answered. And maybe that’s why confession is still so uncomfortable, even after decades of going.
We’re here to help.
We’ve put together a straight-to-the-point mini-series covering your most common questions and confusions regarding confession.
In 6 simple sessions, this series will give you confidence, peace of mind, and new zeal for a sacrament wherein—Jesus told Faustina—“the greatest miracles take place.”
You will discover:
- Tips on how to overcome fear and shame (Session 5)
- The three things you need for a good (and valid!) confession (Session 3)
- Clarity on what actually constitutes mortal sin (Session 4)
- Who the seal of confession really benefits (Session 6)
- …and much more!
Join us, and Fr. Ken Geraci, as we unlock this incredible sacrament so you can have peace and forgiveness in your life.
Father Ken Geraci, CPM
Fr. Ken Geraci, CPM lived the life of the prodigal son for most of his young adult life. Raised in a typical 1980s Catholic family, who only lived the externals of the faith, Fr. Ken left the Church. He spent years focused on money, fitness, and success. Very successful in business, he made little room for God—but God did not give up on him. During this journey, God presented him with challenges that forced him to reconsider his beliefs and answer the question “What is Truth?” Through years of struggle, study, and questioning, Fr. Ken found his way from agnosticism to non-denominational Christianity and ultimately, back to the Catholic Church. Fr. Ken joined the Fathers of Mercy in 2006 and was ordained in 2012. For two years he served as an associate pastor of a medium-sized parish and currently serves as a Missionary, webmaster, and vocation director for the Fathers of Mercy. Fr. Ken has a deep understanding of the personal and societal pressures that individuals face when wrestling with their faith. He has much experience with apologetics, having spoken to people coming from all stages of the journey—including those who love Christ as well as those who “hate coming to church.” Fr. Ken was the video host for the Good Catholic series We Believe.
Peter Gohn, a proud Irish Catholic and Massachusetts native, studied History and Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He then spent several years teaching at Christ the King Catholic High School near Charlotte, North Carolina, while also working as a freelance editor. He joined The Catholic Company in 2017 and became a key member of the Good Catholic project soon after it was launched. When not writing, Peter is likely to be found re-reading his many books, playing his piano, or watching Boston sports. His deep love of ancient and medieval history lends itself to unpacking the many rich traditions of our Catholic faith. He and his wife currently reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.
I hadn’t been to confession in many years and while I knew I should go, I dreaded the thought of it. After completing “Understanding Confession” my fear and shame disappeared and I could hardly wait to get there. I went to confession yesterday before mass and feel so grateful to God for his mercy and reconciliation. I feel closer to Jesus than ever and with His grace will go to confession regularly. It was so uplifting to know that God has forgiven me! I recommend this program to anyone who has been putting off confession!