Irish Priests Say They Will Not Reveal Confession Secrets

Irish Central: Irish Catholic priests have said that they will not reveal secrets given in confession even though new legislation by the Irish government will call for it. The new legislation will be introduced after another child abuse scandal in Cloyne, a Cork diocese came to light. As late as 2008, clerics accused of child…

Australian Women Offers her Children on eBay

Australian police are investigating a woman who entertained bids to buy her two children after she posted them for sale on eBay. The Telegraph reports: The woman, from Geelong in Victoria, was investigated by police after placing an auction item along with an extensive sales pitch and photographs of her son and daughter – both under…

Ask a Carmelite Sister

Is a new feature at The Integrated Catholic Life:   So here is the first Q & A Question: Dear Sister, I’ve heard people use the term prayer life or prayer journey. What does that mean? Answer: Usually when this type of question comes to mind, it is because the Holy Spirit is inspiring it! The answer…

Weeds Among the Wheat

From the Gospel: “The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well.The slaves of the householder came to…