Live the Faith! Is Catholic Guilt Real?

November 3, 2020

“I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.”’ And he arose and came to his father. But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.”
– Luke 15:18-20

Live the Faith! Tip of the Week:

When is the last time you went to confession? If it’s been a while, what is keeping you from repenting and seeking God’s merciful love?

The Devil plays an evil trick on all of us. He first tempts us toward sin and tells us our sin ‘isn’t that bad’. Then, once we’ve sinned, he tells us we are too sinful to be forgiven. That we are beyond God’s mercy.

Don’t believe this lie from Hell. Ask God in prayer this week to take your guilt and shame from you and to lead you back to confession where, every time, you will find him running toward you as did the father of the prodigal son.

Michael Gormley (Gomer) is a Catholic speaker, podcaster, writer, evangelist and the founder of He will be featured in the all new year of TMIY, All Things New, coming this fall.

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