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Confession - Latest News
Aug 1, 2019 - 12:40 pm .- After decades, how one victim of clerical sexual abuse found healing, through forgiveness.
Jul 9, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor the day before it was to be debated in committee. 
Jul 3, 2019 - 03:21 am .- Dog walkers, bike riders, joggers, and Catholics priests hearing confession - most of these things you can find in any given park on any given summer day. But one of these things is not like the others.
Jun 8, 2019 - 03:23 pm .- A bill in Costa Rica would require Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession to report cases of suspected child sex abuse. Its sponsor says he was inspired by similar legislation advancing in the state of California.
May 20, 2019 - 10:16 am .- California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An amended text of the bill passed the Senate’s appropriations’ committee May 16.
May 15, 2019 - 10:47 am .- The appropriations committee of California’s state senate will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession if they became aware of allegations of child abuse or neglect while celebrating the sacrament of penance. Critics say the bill would deny Constitutional religious liberty protections, and that there is no evidence it would actually prevent child abuse.
Apr 30, 2019 - 12:02 am .- If California moves forward with its proposed law trying to force priests to violate the seal of Confession, it is not just Catholicism but all religions that will suffer, said a Dominican priest in a recent op-ed.
Mar 29, 2019 - 02:09 pm .- Pope Francis called for the Sacrament of Confession to be elevated in the pastoral life of the Church during a Lenten penitential liturgy in St. Peter’s Basilica Friday.
Dec 22, 2018 - 03:30 am .- Inmates from La Joya and Nueva Joya prisons have begun the construction of 250 confessionals to be used in the Sacrament of Reconciliation at World Youth Day in Panama in January 2019.
Dec 13, 2018 - 03:51 pm .- Amid competing claims of religious freedom rights and LBGT rights, the Australian prime minister said Thursday the government will next year introduce a bill to protect against discrimination based on religious belief or activity.
Dec 6, 2018 - 12:00 am .- The Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City will host on Dec. 7 a “Day of Forgiveness,” in which for 10 consecutive hours priests will hear confessions.
Sep 23, 2018 - 12:34 pm .- Pope Francis told priests and religious in Lithuania Sunday to listen to the cries of suffering that come from the People of God, who are looking to them for hope.
Aug 3, 2018 - 12:17 am .- With the highest per-capita homicide rate in the nation, Baltimore has been called the most dangerous city in America - which is why it needs Jesus, says Father James Boric.
Aug 1, 2018 - 03:05 am .- A proposed ban on the sacrament of confession suggested by a government body in India was slammed by Catholic leaders as an unconstitutional violation of religious freedom.
Jun 9, 2018 - 03:57 am .- A new law in Australia will require Catholic priests in Canberra to break the seal of confession to report child abusers, drawing adamant opposition from Church officials.
Apr 6, 2018 - 02:07 pm .- Hundreds of Pope Francis' missionaries of mercy are gathering at the Vatican in coming days for formation and fellowship, for the first time since their mandate was extended at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy.
Mar 23, 2018 - 12:39 am .- Through an annual initiative called “The light is on for you,” dioceses throughout the U.S. have opened their doors to welcome fallen away Catholics back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Mar 9, 2018 - 12:09 pm .- At his annual Lenten penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis said that it is not God who abandons us when we sin, but we who separate ourselves from him by choosing to sin, and that no matter what we do, God never stops loving us.  
Feb 27, 2018 - 03:22 pm .- During the penitential season of Lent, Pope Francis pointed to confession as the means to true conversion, saying the faithful should approach the sacrament with trust and confidence.
Feb 22, 2018 - 03:16 am .- While Reconciliation is intended to allow Christ’s victory to overcome sin in our lives, what happens when shame over one’s sins is so great that it keeps people away from the sacrament?