Valid absolution

Valid absolution A confessor cannot withhold absolution if a penitent who committed a capital crime ...

Seal of confession

Seal of confession While priests have broken vows of chastity, there remains reverence for the seal of ...

Absolution of sins

Absolution of sins While Mass and true contrition wipe away venial sins, confession is still vital to the ...

Seal of confession

Seal of confession The Church does not see the seal of confession and protecting abuse victims as ...

Repentant sinners need merciful confessors, not inquisitors, pope says

Repentant sinners need merciful confessors, not inquisitors, pope says

Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

Confessors should seek to bring penitents closer to Jesus, pope says

Priestly people

Priestly people In priesthood, God utilizes all a priest’s gifts and struggles, but docility to the ...

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

Confessional is a place of forgiveness, not threats, pope says

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