by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Jan 13, 2021 / 09:01 pm MT (CNA).- Three North Dakota state legislators introduced a bill this week that would oblige Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession in cases of confirmed or suspected child abuse, on penalty of imprisonment or heavy fines. The
What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “Love the sinner, hate the sin”?
by Jonah McKeown Vatican City, Mar 27, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- Imagine that Michael, a practicing Catholic, committed a mortal sin yesterday. Normally, Michael would go to confession. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, he can’t. It simply isn’t available. What can Michael do? Despite some creative efforts by
By Mary Farrow Lincoln, Neb., Mar 18, 2020 / 04:00 am (CNA).- Demand for confessions at St. Mary’s in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, has always been high: it’s a centrally-located church with convenient, daily confession times and often multiple confessors. During the parish’s normal 11:30-noon weekday confession times, penitents on their
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Hearing a Catholic’s confession should be awe-inspiring for a priest, an experience that makes him look at his own life and willingness to convert, Pope Francis told a group of seminarians, new priests and priests who hear confessions in the major
Staff Report Last week, The Archdiocese of Cincinnati presented The Light is ON for You, an evening where all parishes were open for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and quiet prayer. Tonight a special event will take place at Sacred Heart Church, The Light Is Still ON For You” with
Staff Report The Light is On for You” is today, Tuesday, March 3rd. Today, every parish or pastoral region in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati will open its doors from 7 to 9 p.m. for quiet prayer and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as Penance or Confession. All Catholics are
By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. After a brief explanation of why people should