07 April 2010

Examinations of conscience

Responding to my post on the Rite of Penance, reader Sarah sent in the following question:

It looks like a text for clergy . . . would it benefit the laity, like me? Just curious. I would cough up the money for it . . . esp. for the examination of conscience.
To be sure, it is principally a text for priests but it could also be helpful for the laity to both prepare for confession themselves and to help others prepare for confession. It has a helpful selection of Scripture passages relating to sin and forgiveness and the Introduction to the ritual would be helpful as well.

Still, it seems a bit pricey just for an examination of conscience so I googled around a bit and found a few that might be helpful (and are free):

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