VATICAN CITY — During his daily Mass, Pope Francis centered his homily on the sacrament of reconciliation, stressing that sin is an everyday struggle that requires accountability through “face-to-face” contact.
“Confessing our sins is not going to a psychiatrist or to a torture chamber: It’s saying to the Lord, ‘Lord, I am a sinner,’ but saying it through the brother [a priest], because this says it concretely. ‘I am sinner because of this, that and the other thing.’”
The Pope offered his Oct. 25 reflections to those gathered in the chapel of the St. Martha guesthouse, where he has chosen to reside.
Pope Francis opened his homily by reflecting how, for many believing adults, the...READ MORE