Do "Good People" Need the Sacrament of Reconciliation?

Father Warren Savage

Why do "good people" need regular confession? This presentation will focus on the primary reason: to rediscover that we are sinners and that the Sacrament of Reconciliation gives us an opportunity to rediscover the deep truth that we are sinners in need of God's tender mercy and forgiveness. "Good people" also need the Sacrament in order to overcome self-deception!


Fr. Warren J. Savage is a priest of the Diocese of Springfield. He is the Director and Catholic Chaplain at the Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center, Westfield State University; Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, Our Lady of the Elms College, Chicopee, MA; Instructor, Diocesan Permanent Diaconate Formation Program; Chairperson of the Diocesan Committee for the Continuing Education and Formation of Clergy, a Member of Spiritual Directors International, the Academy of Homiletics, and The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality.