LORD HAVE MERCY

In this 13 -part series, Dr. Scott Hahn shares the great insight he discovered on his way to becoming Catholic. Namely, that throughout the Old and New Testaments, God consistently used confession as He carefully fathered His family down through the ages. Rather than being another "Catholic invention", Scott demonstrates that confession is clearly a Biblical practice elevated to a Sacrament by Christ Jesus Himself.
 

EPISODES:

GETTING OUR STORIES STRAIGHT
 Mike Aquilina and Dr. Scott Hahn discuss Scott's book, Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession. They talk about Confession's amazing ability to clear the mind and heart.

CONFESSION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT
The Healing Power of Confession. Discuss the Old Testament roots of Confession.

THE HEALING POWER OF CONFESSION
Today they examine the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Gospels, the letters of the apostles and in all the New Testament.

THE HISTORY OF CONFESSION
The surprising history of the Sacrament of Confession in its various forms from Apostolic times to the present.

CONFESSION AS HEALING
Why Confession is referred to as "the Sacrament of Healing".

COMMON OBJECTIONS
 Mike Aquilina and Dr. Scott Hahn discuss Scott's book, Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession, addressing some of the most common objections to going to Confession.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE WORLD
The mysterious and persistent presence of sin in our lives, and how Confession helps prevent sin as well as heal its damage.

FROM BAD TO WORSE
Scott explains the difference between mortal and venial sin.

ATONEMENT
Scott explains models of atonement, which literally means "at-one-ment", we are made one family. Confession and penance help to bring us back into the family covenant.

THE SPIRITUALITY OF EXILE
How Confession helps us live out the spirituality of exile by purifying us.

REACHING OUT FOR AND WITH CONFESSION
A number of non-Catholics have tried to revive the practice in one form or another, including Martin Luther and C. S. Lewis.

WINNING PENANCE
 Mike asks, "What lessons can we learn from Confession and apply to everyday life?"

HOW TO MAKE A GOOD CONFESSION
 Scott and Mike talk about the four elements to making a good Confession.
 

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