Objective: The Church invites us to receive a wonderful gift from Jesus, the gift of reconciliation. Sometimes called Penance or confession, this beautiful gift is offered freely to all. 

But why should we go to confession? And for whom is this Sacrament intended? What can frequent use of confession do for us? 

Learn these answers and more in this wonderful class taught by Deacon Keith Fournier. 

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Why go to Confession?

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    • Introduction
    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Why go to Confession? - STUDY GUIDE
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Why go to Confession? - VIDEO
    • Religious Education - Family Education - Lent - Why go to Confession? - QUIZ

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith A. Fournier is the Dean of Catholic Online School and Chaplain of Your Catholic Voice Foundation. He currently serves the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Strickland, as General Legal Counsel, Director of Deacon Formation and Dean of Catholic Identity at the Bishop Gorman Catholic School. He and his wife Laurine have five grown children and seven grandchildren, He is also a human rights lawyer and public policy advocate who served as the first and founding Executive Director of the American Center for Law and Justice in the nineteen nineties. He holds his undergraduate (B.A.) and two Masters Degrees in Sacred Theology (M.T.S and M.Phil.) and is pursuing a Th.D. in Moral Theology.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean of Students

Deacon Keith Fournier