The Word Among Us

June 2008 Issue

The Sacrament of Transformation

Confession is about so much more than getting “cleaned up.”

The Sacrament of  Transformation: Confession is about so much more than getting “cleaned up.”

While recent studies have shown a significant decline in the number of people who regularly celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, there is another side to the story. Church leaders are trying to address these results, and it appears that something is beginning to change for the better.

In Lent of 2007, the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, initiated a program called “The Light Is on for You.” Through billboards on busy streets,...

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