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213. The ABCs of Success (Luke 18:9-17)

October 19, 2016 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, The Better Part


“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession.”  – St. Isidore of Seville Luke 18:9-17: He spoke the following parable to some people who prided themselves on being virtuous and despised everyone else, ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood there and said this prayer... Read More

From Sorrow to Joy: Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession


FROM SORROW TO JOY: A RETREAT GUIDE ON THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION The newest Retreat Guide from RC Spirituality, From Sorrow to Joy: A Retreat Guide on the Sacrament of Confession, is now available at When the devil tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, he directly contradicted something that God had told them. God had told them that eating the forbidden fruit would... Read More

God Turns Sinners into Saints


God turns Sinners into Saints Sometimes my mind is too tired or distracted to engage in detailed meditations during prayer time. I look for a simple image to focus on that will bring me into God’s presence and still my scattered thoughts. One of my favorite images is fire. I can easily imagine red flames in the dark. I think of the flames as God’s love, burning away my sins and attachments... Read More

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