Sin makes us blind, but confession heals, pope says

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service Exercise a little courage and go to confession, turn away from selfishness and sin and back to God during the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis urged people at a Lenten penance service. “When our desire to be healed becomes more courageous, it leads to prayer, to crying out fervently…

Let the healing begin

By Kristi Anderson The Visitor Priests all over the Diocese of St. Cloud are preparing for the Festival of Forgiveness March 4. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available at designated churches around the diocese for 12 hours from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. All are invited to participate in this special Year of Mercy…

Sacrament of reconciliation led college graduate to priesthood

By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully The Visitor Bishop Donald Kettler has asked pastors in the St. Cloud Diocese to offer extra times for the sacrament of reconciliation during Advent. To highlight the sacrament, The Visitor interviewed Father Matthew Kuhn, who spoke about how reconciliation made a difference in his life. Juggling two full-time jobs at St. Olaf…