"The Collect (Opening Prayer) for this week's Masses (27th Week of the Year), though directed to God, teaches us that our prayer is not always about things with which we are comfortable. It sometimes leads us to examine areas of our life in which we struggle with sin or we struggle to desire to be free of sin. . . ."
In a recent commentary, Monsignor Charles Pope (pastor of Holy Comforter-Saint Cyprian Parish,
Washington, DC) reflected on this prayer that includes two requests - asking pardon for what conscience dreads and asking for what prayer does not dare to ask.
To access Msgr. Pope's complete post, please visit:
Community in Mission: What Conscience Dreads and Prayer Dares Not Ask (3 OCT 21)