Archive of March 28, 2014

Churches answer Pope's call for 24 hours of Confession

Mar 28, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- As many dioceses the world over begin to offer special round-the clock periods of Confession, Pope Francis stressed that conversion is “a commitment that lasts a lifetime.”

Napa Institute seeks to prepare Catholics for hostile culture

Mar 28, 2014 - 01:56 pm .- As the California-based Napa Institute enters its fourth year, its upcoming conference aims to continue engaging Catholics in response to a U.S. culture that is increasingly antagonistic to their faith.

God never tires of forgiving us, Pope reflects

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:13 pm .- Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Friday’s Mass to the mercy of God, emphasizing that while God is firm in his call for conversion, he is always waiting to receive the sinner with open arms.

Pope Francis: confession is not condemnation, but mercy

Mar 28, 2014 - 07:14 am .- In a speech given to priests and seminarians attending a course on the Sacrament of Confession, Pope Francis spoke about the mercy of God, stating that it is the most important aspect of their ministry.

New website encourages return to Confession during Lent

Mar 28, 2014 - 04:09 am .- The website aims to encourage Catholics to go to Confession more often, and to return to the “life-changing” sacrament if they have been away for some time.

Cardinal Burke stresses Catholic media’s 'supreme importance'

Mar 28, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Cardinal Raymond Burke has praised the work of Catholic media, noting its importance in forming a pro-life culture that respects religious freedom and the nature of marriage.

Joy of forgiving, being forgiven are 'united' in confessional

Mar 28, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, said sinners should not be afraid of the Sacrament of Confession because in the confessional “the joy of forgiving and the joy of being forgiven are united.”

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