First Confession

Author: Chris Patten

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241275601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Chris Patten was a cradle Catholic (hence First Confession), became on the most prominent Tory 'Wets' of the 1980s and 1990s, and went on to hold a series of prominent public offices - Chairman of the Conservative Party, the last Governor of Hong Kong, European Commissioner for External Affairs, Chancellor of Oxford University, Chairman of the BBC, advisor to the Pope - as he self-deprecatingly puts it 'a Grand Poo-bah, the Lord High Everything Else'. He writes with wry humour about his time in all these offices, taking us behind the scenes and showing us unexpected sides of many of the great figures of the day. No political writer is so purely enjoyable as Chris Patten.

A Study Guide for Frank O'Connor's "First Confession"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410345998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 20

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A Study Guide for Frank O'Connor's "First Confession," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Celebrating Your Child's First Reconciliation

Author: Pat Fosarelli

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 9781585958689

Category: Reconciliation

Page: 20

View: 6643

Whether its been a few months or several years since parents have been to Confession, theyll find this refreshing resource helpful as they prepare children for First Reconciliation. Its filled with practical advice and detailed explanations of what happens before, during and after the sacrament. With an Imprimatur, and a collection of family prayers, its the perfect take-home resource for every parent in your sacramental program.


Author: Patrick W. Carey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190889144

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Confession is a history of penance as a virtue and a sacrament in the United States from about 1634, when Catholicism arrived in Maryland, to 2015, fifty years after the major theological and disciplinary changes initiated by the Second Vatican Council. Patrick W. Carey argues that the Catholic theology and practice of penance, so much opposed by the inheritors of the Protestant Reformation, kept alive the biblical penitential language in the United States at least until the mid-1960s when Catholic penitential discipline changed. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American Catholics created institutions that emphasized, in opposition to Protestant culture, confession to a priest as the normal and almost exclusive means of obtaining forgiveness. Preaching, teaching, catechesis, and parish revival-type missions stressed sacramental confession and the practice became a widespread routine in American Catholic life. After the Second Vatican Council, the practice of sacramental confession declined suddenly. The post-Vatican II history of penance, influenced by the Council's reforms and by changing American moral and cultural values, reveals a major shift in penitential theology; moving from an emphasis on confession to emphasis on reconciliation. Catholics make up about a quarter of the American population, and thus changes in the practice of penance had an impact on the wider society. In the fifty years since the Council, penitential language has been overshadowed increasingly by the language of conflict and controversy. In today's social and political climate, Confession may help Americans understand how far their society has departed from the penitential language of the earlier American tradition, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of such a departure.

The Church Speaks about Sacraments with Children

Author: Mark Searle

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9780929650265

Category: Religion

Page: 68

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Intended to help a diocese or parish formulate guidelines for the initiation and first confession of children, this work gathers together the applicable official church documents so that their origin, authority, and relevance can be compared.

Frank O'Connor at Work

Author: Michael Steinman

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815624752

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Although Frank O'Connor's short stories have never lacked admirers, his painstaking creative method has received little critical attention. This book is the first full-length study of that arduous process, sometimes lasting for a decade, from a skeletal idea or anecdote through a succession of revisions to wholly realized fiction. It includes much previously unknown and unpublished material , providing new insights into "First Confession," "Judas," "The Genius," "Orpheus and his Lute," "The Little Mother," and other stories. Examining the process reveals much about O'Connor's perception of his craft and the environment from which his art emerged.

Reconciliation and Justification

Author: Kenan Osborne

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1579108199

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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Reconciliation and Justification offers a thorough historical and theological background on reconciliation and justification. It is an excellent textbook for theology, a good stimulus for discussion, and a significant contribution to all theological libraries. Since Vatican II the sacrament of reconciliation has met with both successes and difficulties. Author Kenan B. Osborne, O.F.M., contends that one of the main reasons for difficulty with the renewal of this sacrament is that it lacks the integration of justification theology. He outlines key issues on justification within the biblical theology of St. Paul and traces the historical, theological, and liturgical developments from the first century to the present. Thus, Fr. Osborne enriches our conception of reconciliation through these reflective christological and ecclesiological dimensions.

Habits of Devotion

Author: James M. O'Toole

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801472558

Category: History

Page: 302

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In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the ordinary, week-to-week religion of the majority of American Catholics.

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Courage

Author: Robert L. Browning,Roy A. Reed

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827746

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. This series contributes to the growing discipline of practical theology by providing frontline scholarship on major topics in the field, with an emphasis on the emerging international discussion. Written by expert scholars known worldwide, these volumes will be of interest to pastors, students of theology, and those working in the allied fields of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, social work, and medicine. According to the authors of this powerfully reasoned book, only a serious commitment to the Christian ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation can meet the needs of today's troubled world -- and the church must take the lead in this process. Partly a survey of existing attitudes and partly a how-to manual for developing an active "public" church, this book highlights the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in both congregational life and society, and it traces out the intricacies of making them happen. After discussing common views of human nature and exploring the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation as found in Scripture and church tradition, Robert Browning and Roy Reed put forth an innovative four-pronged approach integrating recent scientific studies of forgiveness with bold, theologically grounded ministry proposals.

Thurgood Marshall

Author: Thurgood Marshall

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1556523858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 580

View: 793

A collection of the first African American Supreme Court justice includes his arguments for school desegregation cases, reports on racism and race riots in the Army, notes on the history of civil rights, and opinions on several issues.