Tag Archives: Sacred Penitentiary

ASK FATHER: What should I do if I hear a priest break the Seal of Confession?

From a reader in the combox under another post.  HERE QUAERITUR: What is the proper procedure for a person to whom the Seal is broken? For example, folks who happen to hear those two Libville homilies? The “Libville homilies” were … Read More

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Pope Francis on Confession and Confessors

The Holy Father speaks of confession, the Sacrament of Penance, not rarely. He just gave the Pope’s annual address to a group which participates in a workshop held by the Sacra Penitenzieria Apostolica.  I did that workshop several times.  I … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Can we obtain indulgences and pray for Holy Father’s intentions if there is no Holy Father?

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Many people have sent email asking about obtaining indulgences during the time when the See of Peter is empty, as will happen from 8 p.m. Rome time on 28 February until a new Bishop … Read More

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Motu Proprio “Quaerit semper” rearranges the Cong. for Worship and Roman Rota

I have had lots of emails from people about a new document by the Lawgiver Benedict XVI entitled Quaerit semper (please stop sending me links    o{]:¬)    ), by which the Pope makes changes to the briefs of the Congregation for … Read More

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