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'The right to forget': sins are left behind in the confessional

Nov 17, 2014

Speaking about the “right to forget” sins after confessing them, a Vatican official stressed that God’s mercy truly frees us... Read more

Pope Francis receives the sacrament of Confession at the penance service held at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Churches answer Pope's call for 24 hours of Confession

Mar 28, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

As many dioceses the world over begin to offer special round-the clock periods of Confession, Pope Francis stressed that conversion... Read more

Pope Francis receives the sacrament of Confession at a penance service held at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

God never tires of forgiving us, Pope reflects

Mar 28, 2014

Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Friday’s Mass to the mercy of God, emphasizing that while God is firm in... Read more

World Youth Day pilgrims in Rio de Janeiro receiving the sacrament of Confesion.

New website encourages return to Confession during Lent

Mar 28, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

The website GoodConfession.com aims to encourage Catholics to go to Confession more often, and to return to the “life-changing” sacrament... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his first Sunday Angelus on March 17, 2013.

Upcoming day of reconciliation announced by Pope

Mar 23, 2014

During his Sunday Angelus, Pope Francis announced that March 29-30 would be “24 hours for the Lord,” during which people... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl gives a homily during Mass at tomb of St Peter, January 16, 2011.

Confession key to Church renewal, Cardinal Wuerl reflects

Mar 11, 2013

In a March 10 homily in Rome, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. emphasized the importance of the sacrament... Read more