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An Examination of Conscience

An Examination of Conscience Booklet

“An Examination of Conscience: A Preparation for the Sacrament of Confession” by Fr. Robert Altier (Booklet)

This booklet is softcover, small enough for a man’s pocket or woman’s purse, and includes:

  • “Why should I confess my sins to a man?”
  • “The loss of the sense of sin”
  • “Forgiveness of sin”
  • “How to go to Confession”
  • Prayer before and after Confession
  • Examination of Conscience
  • Mortal Sins & Venial Sins
  • Imperfections

You can obtain copies of this booklet by calling the Pilgrim Center of Hope: 210-521-3377.  Please offer a donation to the Pilgrim Center of Hope to cover costs.

Ministry Behind Bars

Do conversions happen in prison?

Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox welcomed Deacon Robert Leibrecht, director of criminal justice ministry within the Archdiocese of San Antonio, to discuss his compelling work among persons in the criminal justice system, its powerful effects on those involved, and how you can help support this ministry.

More information related to this episode:

  • Email and phone for Deacon Bob Leibrecht can be found in the following brochures:
  • Brochure on volunteering for the Criminal Justice Ministry – click here
  • Brochure on a Seguin support group for families dealing with an incarcerated loved one, ex-offender returning home, and domestic abuse  – click here

PRAYER below can be downloaded from the Paulist Evangelization Ministries at:

A Daily Prayer for Justice and Mercy

Jesus, united with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
give us your compassion for those in prison.

Mend in mercy the broken in mind and memory.
Soften the hard of heart, the captives of anger.
Free the innocent; parole the trustworthy.
Awaken the repentance that restores hope.
May prisoners families persevere in their love.

Jesus, heal the victims of crime. They live with the scars.
Lift to eternal peace those who die.
Grant victims families the forgiveness that heals.

Give wisdom to lawmakers and to those who judge.
Instill prudence and patience in those who guard.
Make those in prison ministry bearers of your light,
for all of us are in need of your mercy!  Amen.

Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

If you say you are a follower of Jesus, then you must be a steward of God’s creation. That is the challenge presented in this pastoral statement from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For pastors; parish and diocesan finance, development, and stewardship committees; coordinators of adult faith formation, youth ministry, and religious education; and evangelization.

Available for free from the USCCB website in English. Also available for purchase in book format, in English or Spanish.

Sharing the Gospel Today

After having dedicated their lives to Jesus and his Church for over 20 years, Mary Jane and Tom Fox share their insights about evangelizing. In the second segment, Angela Santana (now Sealana) highlights how marketing insights can help the Church witness to Christ.

Pearl of the Week – A pastoral letter written by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez on February 15, 2010: “You Will Be My Witnesses: The Christian Mission to Evangelize and Proclaim Jesus Christ”. It is a pastoral letter with teachings on evangelization for everyone!  Archbishop Gomez writes:

I greet you all with affection and joy! … My brothers and sisters, I urge you:  we need Catholics who are living their faith and proclaiming it in every profession and walk of life.  Through you we can take the truths of the Gospel to every corner of our culture – to the world of arts, politics, and media; to the areas of business, science, and technological research; even to the fields of sports and popular entertainment.

Theology of Our Bodies

Dr. David Delaney and Alan Becker discuss what our bodies reveal about spiritual realities.