Fr. Anthony J. Pinizzotto

About Fr. Anthony J. Pinizzotto

Fr. Anthony J. Pinizzotto, PhD, is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington (VA). Ordained for over 40 years, he holds advanced degrees in theology, psychology and psychopharmacology. Assigned to St. Agnes Parish in Arlington, VA, Father continues to work as a consultant in Clinical Forensic Psychology.

“Father, forgive me, for I have sinned—again, and again”

How do priests respond to penitents who come into the confessional or seek counsel in the office saying, “I feel like a hypocrite. I come to confession every (day, week, month), and I confess the same sin” (gambling, drinking, pornography, m … [Read more...]

Addictions: A Pastoral Approach for the Catholic Spiritual Director and Confessor

Saint Paul refers to a thorn in his flesh, a messenger of Satan that is his constant reminder of the need for God’s grace.[1. 2 Corinthians 12:6–7, New American Bible (Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2002).]  Al … [Read more...]