Tag Archives: Confession

Ten Tips for a Better Confession

Ten Tips for a Better Confession.  

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Frontline Confessions

Get Religion: Hearing the confessions of soldiers shortly before they go into combat is one of the most important and symbolic duties performed by priests who serve as military chaplains representing Christianity’s ancient churches. After all, the soldiers are going … Continue reading

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The Art of Confession In an Age of Denial

Christians begin worship with an invitation to confess their sins. This might seem rather grim, but in fact it represents a gloriously counter-cultural testimony to the “admit nothing” world. Read the post ABC’s Religion and Ethics here.  

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Priest Invents Confession Tool for the Deaf

The Deacon’s Bench: A retired Filipino priest based in Phoenix, Arizona has invented a computer-based confession tool that would facilitate confession for hearing-impaired penitents. Fr. Romuald P. Zantua, DS, formerly of Daet diocese and founder of a religious community called … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Technology

Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal: Here I will tell a story that I suppose is rather personal but what the heck, today’s not a bad day for the personal. Yesterday I went to St. Patrick’s for confession and mass, … Continue reading

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Australian Cardinal: Confessional Seal is Inviolable, Even in Abuse Cases

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, Australia, has said that while the Church will cooperate with a federal commission investigating child abuse, priests will not break the seal of confession. Someone who confesses sins involving abuse will not be reported to … Continue reading

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Man Confesses Horrific Murder to Priest, Who Calls Police

In the Huffington Post: Jonathan Smith drove from Columbus, Ohio, to New York City with a burden on his conscience so heavy that he unloaded on the first Catholic priest he saw: “Someone is dead, and I feel really bad … Continue reading

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Australia: Priests Could be Ordered to Report Crime Confessions

The prospect of government forcing priests to report what was said in confession is the sign of a “police state mentality”, says a priest and law professor. News.com.au: Hundreds of years of Catholic tradition in the confessional could be overturned … Continue reading

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Teen Trashes Church, Then Goes to Confession

The Austrian Times: A teenage vandal felt so guilty after trashing a church that he went to confession in the church before turning himself into police in Katsdorf, Upper Austria. The 17-year-old went to the priest on Sunday morning to … Continue reading

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