Examination of ConscienceFr. John Hardon SJ leads us through an examination of conscience on the three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.
Examination of ConscienceOne of the best ways to prepare for Confession is to examine one's conscience properly. Using an examination of conscience such as this to prompt your reflection can be very helpful. (Note: This examination is for adults, not children.)
How to Make a Good Confession(from the Catechism of Pope St Pius X) Wise counsel from a Saintly Pope. While it refers to the Rite of Penance that applied prior to the liturgical reforms instituted by Pope Paul VI, there is still plenty of worthwhile advice contained in it.
In Confidenceby Timothy Mockaitis. An article about the shocking case of a prisoner's confession being taped in the State of Oregon (from The Priest, August 1998)
Second Look at Penance Servicesby Joseph Hughes. A critique of parish penance services and the negative impact they may have on the proper use of the Sacrament of Penance (from The Priest, February 1997)