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Confession by telephone: Priest in Italy says it may fulfill Pope...

VATICAN CITY -- If a priest is wearing a mask and standing 3 feet or 6 feet away from a penitent requesting the sacrament...

Seal of confession vs. effort to identify sex abusers clash in...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- When Catholic clergy, penitents, theologians and canon lawyers look at the wording in a California state bill that would compel a...

Pastoral priority: Hear confessions whenever asked, pope tells priests

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Hear confession every time someone asks, Pope Francis said, and don’t ever put limited hours on the sacrament of...

There’s no app for happiness, pope tells 100,000 teens at Year...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Happiness “is not an ‘app’ that you can download on your phones nor will the latest update help you...

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