Topics: Penance vs. payback for sin, a disposition of forgiveness, who decides the Mass readings. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.
Podcast hosts: Sister Maxine, IHM, and Sister Shannon, OSF
1:30 Third week of Advent
3:12 Listener: After confession, the priest said my penance was Hail Marys and Our Fathers. Why would prayers be my punishment for sin – that’s weird, right?
5:15 Confession and reconciliation
7:00 Restoring good vs. being punished
11:30 Saint Anselm and Satisfaction Theory
14:30 Listener: Shouldn’t we focus more on just doing the right thing so we can avoid seeking forgiveness so much?
16:00 Developing a disposition of forgiveness
25:15 Listener: Why are only certain bible passages include in the Mass readings, and who chooses them?
26:10 What a lectionary is and how readings were selected
33:00 Catholics’ new relationship with scripture after the Second Vatican Council
39:30 Helpful resources for daily prayer
41:30 Suggested bibles and translations
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