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Costa Rica considers bill threatening seal of confession

A bill in Costa Rica would require Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession to report cases of suspected... Read more

First Communion.

Parents, parishes should have greater role in sacrament prep, Dublin survey says

A survey in the Archdiocese of Dublin suggests that parents and educators are interested in changing the model of sacramental... Read more

Church in Colombia prepares for first National Day of Reconciliation

Inspired by Pope Francis' message during his 2017 visit to the country, the Church in Colombia is preparing to celebrate... Read more

Lenten campaign invites fallen-away Catholics back to confession

Through an annual initiative called “The light is on for you,” dioceses throughout the U.S. have opened their doors to... Read more

Colombian Confess-a-thon at a Bogota Mall.

'Confess-a-thon' returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a “Confess-a-thon,” as 120 priests administered... Read more

Confessional.

Priests at Mexico City Cathedral hear 5000 confessions

Responding to an invitation from Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera to seek reconciliation with Christ during the season of Advent, nearly... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to religious communities at the Training Center 'School of Love' in Kkottongnaeon, South Korea, Aug. 16, 2014.

Papal visit to Korea focuses on theme of reconciliation

Calls for peace and reconciliation dominated Pope Francis’ historic apostolic visit to South Korea, which concluded as the Pope boarded... Read more

Faithful gathered at the Pope's Aug. 18 Mass held at the Myeong-dong Cathedral in Seoul.

Pope to Koreans: Trust in the reconciling power of the Cross

At the concluding Mass of his historical trip, Pope Francis urged the faithful to embrace Christ's message of forgiveness and... Read more

Photograph of Wojciech Jaruzelski taken in 1968, around the time he became the Defence Minister of Poland.

Polish communist's reconciliation with Church hailed as joyous

The recent funeral Mass said for Wojciech Jaruzelski, who was a Polish military commander and communist politician during the Cold... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience Dec. 11, 2013.

Pope Francis: Be courageous, go to confession

During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter's Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation.  Read more