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Thursday, January 10, 2013

St. John Bosco on Confession

St. John Bosco
on Confession

The following is part of an excerpt written by St. John Bosco about the Sacrament of Confession, recently published by Crusade Magazine, the publication of America Needs Fatima.

There is not the slightest doubt that our faith is being bitterly attacked in these tragic times.  Since the forces of evil will fail unless they can first persuade Catholics to give up Confession, they will direct their major attacks against this wholesome practice.  One who abandons Confession, if left to himself, will sink deeper in sin; like a frail plant exposed to the fury of the winds, he will fall into most deplorable excesses…
Meanwhile, deeply grieved by the harm daily perpetrated against the Church, I urge all Catholics to be brave and steadfast in the Faith.  Yes, dear fellow Catholics, be brave!  Let us cling firmly to the Church founded by Jesus Christ, and to his Vicar, the Pope.  Let us hold fast to the Church that has been persecuted through the centuries but has always triumphed.