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ASK FATHER: Kids told to confess one sin only.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: At a local youth rally, the kids were told to confess one of their sin in the confessional. There were multiple priests present along with the bishop. Are their sins forgiven? First, if that recounting is … Continue reading

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Confessions to be heard for 24 hours in….

Fr. Z kudos to the Archbp. of San Antonio. From the Express-News: Confessions to be heard for 24 hours at downtown church SAN ANTONIO — The sacrament of confession will be offered for 24 hours straight by a team of … Continue reading

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Could Pope Francis be the one to reconcile the SSPX?

At CMR Pat Archbold offers that, if Pope Francis can reach out so cordially to Protestants gathered at a conference, even send a video, then why shouldn’t he reach out to the priests and bishops of the SSPX. A darn … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: GO TO CONFESSION!

What is it I have been shouting? From CNA: Pope: Be courageous, go to confession Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter’s Square to receive the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Do the faithful have the right to make a confession anonymously?

From a priest: Do the faithful have the right to anonymous confession? If anonymous confession is not available, are they excused from confession until they can get to an anonymous confession? Do priests have a right to anonymous confession? Can … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Father had an iPad in the confessional!

From a reader: My daughter came home from confession last night and said Fr. M was using his Ipad during her confession. She was behind the wall/grate but you can easily see through it. She also heard him whispering while … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I change my voice to fool the confessor?

From a reader: I have a problem. Whenever I go to confession (traditional screened booth), my confessors can recognize my voice, and sometimes indicate that they know it’s me. I abhor this with a deep purple abhorrence, and am now really self-conscious … Continue reading

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Pope: Curial officials should hear confessions

From CNA: Pope urges Curial officials to hear confessions at local parish Vatican City, Dec 18, 2013 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has strongly encouraged the bishops and cardinals of the Roman Curia to spend time hearing confessions … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “…and my wife said, ‘But that’s a good thing!'”

From a reader: Since you like to hear of such things…my wife and I are “reverts”. For about a year now. Last year we made a pact to not miss mass for all of advent, which started us down the … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Preaching about confession

From a transitional deacon: I’m an avid reader of the blog. I have noticed how often you mention confession in the blog and wanted to relay this short little bit of my experience this weekend. I’m a newly ordained transitional … Continue reading

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