Mercy is the medicine: Rediscovering the healing power of confession

Vol. 7 | No. 1 | January 14, 2022

On the cover: It can be described as the sacrament of “penance,” “reconciliation,” or more simply, just “confession.” A necessary part of any serious Catholic’s spiritual life, certainly, but can it be something more? On Page 10, Mike Aquilina invokes the life and example of St. Pope John Paul II to make the case that confession is much more than a duty, but actually a right — and perhaps our best shot at the radical conversion God wants to give us.

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