Tag: Confessional

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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Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Priests must be mindful that the confessional is a place where people can find forgiveness and mercy, not threats and condemnation, Pope Francis said.

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Seek Jesus’ healing in the confessional

Seek Jesus’ healing in the confessional

| Deacon Robert Gonnella | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our readings this week are all about being seen. We hear in the first reading that it is not until Samuel sees David that he is able to anoint him and bestow the gifts of the Lord upon him. St. Paul tells us in the second reading that even though we were once in darkness, we are now light in the Lord. Thus, we are to live as children of the light and do the things that are pleasing in the sight of God. Finally, the Gospel tells us that it is not until Jesus sees the blind man that he is able to perform the miracle of restoring his sight. All of these readings show us how important it is for us to be seen by the Lord. While this may seem like a simple point, it is one worth reflecting on in order for us to grow in our spiritual lives.

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Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

Don’t treat confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners where one goes to remove the occasional stain, Pope Francis said.

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