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‘No absolution, no Communion’ — Catholic church has long history...

WASHINGTON -- When Diane Davis was preparing for her first Communion in the 1970s, she asked her mother why she didn't go up to...

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Maybe our souls could use a post-confession...

Sunday Scripture readings, March 29, 2020, Fifth Sunday of Lent 1) Ez 37:12-14 Psalm 130:1-8 2) Rom 8:8-11 Gospel: Jn 11:1-45 Maybe our souls could use a post-confession prayer Recently...

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...

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