Confessing the Same Sins Over and Over Again

Fr. Mike discusses why confessing the same sins over and over isn’t entirely a bad thing. He also offers some ways we can make our confessions more effective in helping us avoid those same sins in the future. The practice of naming, confessing, and renouncing our sins in Jesus’ name before, during, or after confession is one suggestion Fr. Mike shares. He also encourages us to move past simply wanting forgiveness and into having true repentance so we can experience deep conversion and freedom.

Fr. Mike is also a presenter in these faith formation programs from Ascension:

Belonging: Baptism in the Family of God
Chosen: This is Your Catholic Faith
Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body

Get 18 of Fr. Mike’s best Ascension Presents videos in this exclusive DVD from Ascension: Ascension Presents … Fr. Mike Schmitz

Fr. Mike spoke at the Ascension Cafe during the World Meeting of Families. Watch him and other speakers get fired up about the gospel in the Ascension Cafe DVD.



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  • Laura Fakier

    I am always searching for things that I can do to help me get the most out of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I will definitely try to remember to renounce my sins while I am in confession. I seems to me that that will be a powerful tool. One that will help me to truly mean it when I say I am sorry and I really want to sin no more. I don’t think that I hate my own sins enough. Thanks Fr Mike

  • William Wahlers

    Yes, I am guilty of this and I will renounce my sins. Thank you Father!