Self-Delusion and True Contrition
The hardest thing for Catholics? Going to confession certainly ranks up there. This small book by Father Alfred Wilson, C.P., one of the foremost confessors and writers of the mid-20th century, is a wonderful, unscary handbook, not only for cradle Catholics, but also for those studying the Faith or for those interested in it.
- The importance of Confession - why Catholics do not just confess “directly to God”
- The practical value of confession
- The difference between “regular” and “general” confessions
- How to examine your conscience better
- Danger: scrupulosity. Its causes and solutions
- The problem of always being on “the safe side”
- What to do about doubtful sins
- False assumptions about confession
- “Spiritual hypochondria” - what to do about it
- Confessing the same sins over and over - what is required for a firm purpose of amendment?
74 pp., Soft Cover