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Old Feb 20, '06, 8:10 pm
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Default Current "Rite of Reconciliation"

I have looked all over the forums and can not find a reference for the official "Rite of Reconciliation". I am interested in the rite for individual confession as I am teaching my children and preparing for first confession. I have seen various "forms" but don't trust all sources. What is the official source and where can I find it?
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Here are some quick links for you.


http://www.catholic.org/frz/examen/confession_how.htm

http://olrl.org/Lessons/Lesson25.shtml

http://www.ourcatholicfaith.org/confessionhowto.html

http://landru.i-link-2.net/shnyves/penance.htm

http://www.saintlouisparish.org/Sacr...0-%20Guide.htm

http://www.st-thomascamas.org/forms/...confession.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF File)

http://www.kofc.org/rc/en/publicatio...ession2075.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF File but Handy little guide from the Knights of Columbus)

And just in case, perhaps you will view EWTN as a more official site.

http://www.ewtn.com/library/BISHOPS/GUIDEPEN.HTM

Hope that helps.
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Old Feb 21, '06, 9:01 pm
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Default Re: Current "Rite of Reconciliation"

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I have looked all over the forums and can not find a reference for the official "Rite of Reconciliation". I am interested in the rite for individual confession as I am teaching my children and preparing for first confession. I have seen various "forms" but don't trust all sources. What is the official source and where can I find it?
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Really it depends on if the priest uses the new form or the old form. The new form is very different then what most of us are accustomed to. I remember the first priest that walked me through it I was very confused with the responses. Generally most priests still just use the old form.

Bless me father for I have sinned etc
name the sins, kind and frequency,
council and penance given by priest,
Act of contrition
Pronouncement of Absolution
dismissal.
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Default Re: Current "Rite of Reconciliation"

http://www.usccb.org/liturgy/penance.shtml

This will answer all your questions and also give you the form for celebrating the sacrament. Check it out.
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http://www.zenit.org/english/ The Vatican newspaper is running a current series of articles on confession if you are interested in checking it out. If you click onto the link and then click to the place that lists the topics regarding confession you can quickly get an examination of conscience, the biblical foundations etc. The important thing is to use this sacrament regularly to achieve the graces benefitted by it.
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Do most priests want you to being with "Forgive me Father" or "Bless me Father".......the new rite doesn't call for it or what?

And when you go to confession, you are supposed to whisper? I have never whispered...I have just talked normally....Maybe I should start whispering.
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Do most priests want you to being with "Forgive me Father" or "Bless me Father".......the new rite doesn't call for it or what?

And when you go to confession, you are supposed to whisper? I have never whispered...I have just talked normally....Maybe I should start whispering.
I have never heard a priest say anything positive or negative (or rather, anything at all) about the "Bless me/Forgive me Father ..." statement. I have always done it either way.

I guess whispering (or at least keeping your voice down) is a good idea for the sake of charity. I say this because even a lay person is bound by the seal of confession (just as strongly as a priest hearing a confession is) if they overhear what is said by another in confession. By keeping your voice down then you won't put people who are waiting in line in this burdensome positions. However, there is no requirement to do so as far as I am aware.
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I have never heard a priest say anything positive or negative (or rather, anything at all) about the "Bless me/Forgive me Father ..." statement. I have always done it either way.

I guess whispering (or at least keeping your voice down) is a good idea for the sake of charity. I say this because even a lay person is bound by the seal of confession (just as strongly as a priest hearing a confession is) if they overhear what is said by another in confession. By keeping your voice down then you won't put people who are waiting in line in this burdensome positions. However, there is no requirement to do so as far as I am aware.
Okay thanks. I was reading Scott hahns book "Lord Have Mercy" and he says in the appendix...Where is it custom say the confeitor.."I confess to almighty God..."

I have never been told to say this.
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Okay thanks. I was reading Scott hahns book "Lord Have Mercy" and he says in the appendix...Where is it custom say the confeitor.."I confess to almighty God..."

I have never been told to say this.
I have never heard this either - which likely means it is not the custom where we are at. Also, it is not an essential element in the Sacrament of Penance. What is necessary is a private confession of ones sins (number and kind) contrition or at least attrition by the penitent, absolution by the minister of the Sacrament and satisfaction in the form of doing the assigned penance.

The act of contrition said prior to the absolution is the sign of the penitents contrition/attrition.
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