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Why the church law forbids violating the seal of confession

VATICAN CITY — The seal of confession is so important and sacred that a priest would be automatically excommunicated under canon law for directly...

Don’t treat the confessional like a dry cleaners, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The confessional is a place where one can go to humbly seek forgiveness; it is not a dry cleaners...

City deanery to host Penance Service

The City Deanery will hold a Penance Service on Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 9th and Dupont Streets,...

A bus named Mercy: Lapsed Catholics queue up for a return...

Catholic News Service BURNLEY, England — A diocese in England is using a double-decker bus as a venue for priests to hear the confessions of...

Confession is good for the pope and it’s good for your...

  Dialog Editor Parishes will add additional times for confession this Lent Every day of each week this Lent in the Diocese of Wilmington there will be...

Don’t be afraid or ashamed to go to confession, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Trusting in God’s infinite mercy, people should not be afraid or embarrassed to go to confession, Pope Francis said. “There...

Sept. 21, 1953: Pope Francis recalls experiencing mercy as a teen

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ decision to convoke a special Holy Year of Mercy has its roots in the event that led...

Confession builds hope and holiness, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Confession can help Catholics build lives filled with hope and holiness, which are needed for effective evangelization, Pope Benedict...

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