Tag: Confession

If you can’t go to confession, take your sorrow directly to God, pope says

If you can’t go to confession, take your sorrow directly to God, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | March 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

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Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

Baltimore priests working to reverse decline in confession in novel ways

| Tim Swift | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Confession has a confession to make: The sacrament of reconciliation isn’t the draw it once was.

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Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

Go to confession, let yourself be consoled, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | December 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Anyone who wants to experience the consolation and tenderness of God simply needs to go to confession, Pope Francis said at his morning Mass.

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Confession is ‘highlight’ of NCYC as hundreds of priests share God’s mercy

Confession is ‘highlight’ of NCYC as hundreds of priests share God’s mercy

| Sean Gallagher | November 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

The National Catholic Youth Conference drew 20,000 youths from across the country to Indianapolis to be inspired by a wide variety of speakers, energized by lively, faith-filled music and to share in fun fellowship with Catholic peers.

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Threats to the seal of confession

Threats to the seal of confession

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

An in-depth look at the the seal of confession in light of the California confession bill

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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into detail about his sins during confession. Alano’s trust in the priest is solid.

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Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

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Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

Challenges to seal of confession attributed to clergy sex abuse scandals

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential, but in 2019 that rite continues to be challenged by governments.

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California bill aims to protect children by breaking seal of confession

California bill aims to protect children by breaking seal of confession

| Chaz Muth | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Catholic clergy, penitents, theologians and canon lawyers look at the wording in a California state bill that would compel a priest to reveal what’s heard during confession if there is a suspicion of child sexual abuse, they see an infringement on religious freedom.

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Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

Confession bill amended, but Church leaders say it still targets priests

| Pablo Kay | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that they hear in the sacrament of confession.

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Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Saying that “confession is sacred to every priest and every Catholic,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is calling on Catholics to tell their state senators to vote “no” on a bill that “would order priests to disclose information they might hear in confession concerning the sexual abuse of minors.”

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Chilean bishops fear new measure would enforce breaking confession seal

Chilean bishops fear new measure would enforce breaking confession seal

| Junno Arocho Esteves | April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Chilean bishops said that while they support legislation requiring priests and religious authorities to report crimes, they also fear that an update to the country’s current law would force clergy to break the sacramental seal of confession.

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