Reconciliation

Thumbnail pope francis goes to confession as part of a penitential mass 1 at st peters basilica at the vatican on march 28 2014 credit ansa osservatore romano cna All the faithful can receive God's love in confession – Pope Francis

God's love is offered to everyone who goes to the sacrament of confession, Pope Francis said in his new book on mercy – even those who are not able...

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Thumbnail ring cna Bishops: Don't let the media guide Catholics on divorce

Edmonton, Canada, Sep 17, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Divorced Catholics who have remarried civilly are welcome to seek reconciliation with...

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Thumbnail pope francis goes to confession as part of a penitential mass at st peters basilica at the vatican on march 28 2014 credit ansa osservatore romano 2 cna 3 28 14 Churches answer Pope’s call for 24 hours of Confession

As many dioceses the world over begin to offer special round-the clock periods of Confession, Pope Francis stressed that conversion is “a...

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Thumbnail confesaton conferenciaepiscopalcolombiana 121015 'Confess-a-thon' at Colombian mall draws 350 priests

In the South American nation of Colombia – where an estimated 70 percent of the population identifies as Catholic – it is not unusual to encounter...

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Thumbnail colombian confess a thon at a bogota mall credit colombian bishops conference cna 'Confess-a-thon' returns to Colombian mall, draws 120 priests

Bogotá, Colombia, Oct 22, 2016 / 05:20 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For two days this week, a shopping mall in Bogota, Colombia was transformed into a...

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Thumbnail 20160303t1008 0503 cns vatican letter confession Confession: The Easter Sacrament

My very wise and compassionate spiritual director for the past 18 years, Father Jack, often reminds me as I ask him to hear my confession as we...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 452017486 Confession times offered for 24 hours during Lent

The San Gabriel Pastoral Region is keeping the doors of three churches open for 24 hours and offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation from noon on...

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Thumbnail 20170908t1823 0743 cns pope colombia reconciliation Forgiveness is the first step to ending cycle of violence, Pope says

Pope Francis told the Colombian people Friday that while it will be challenging, they must let go the anger caused by years of painful suffering...

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Thumbnail pope francis goes to confession as part of a penitential mass at st peters basilica at the vatican on march 28 2014 credit ansa osservatore romano cna 3 28 14 God never tires of forgiving us, Pope reflects

Pope Francis dedicated his homily at Friday’s Mass to the mercy of God, emphasizing that while God is firm in his call for conversion, he is always...

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Thumbnail pope francis listens to confessions on july 26 2013 during world youth day in rio de janeiro brazil credit ansa osservatore romano pool cna How to be a great confessor – Pope Francis' advice for priests

Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the start...

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The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic continues to work for peace and reconciliation within the country, with its leading bishop...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 319475885 Indulgences revisited

When Pope Francis launched the Holy Year of Mercy, he promised that Christians could gain a special indulgence during this year. That left a lot of...

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Thumbnail confessional credit angela marie via flickr cc by 20 cna 12 16 14 1 Journalist blasted for lying in confessional, recording priests' answers

The confessional is one of the most private and privileged places in the world. So when an Italian journalist violated the bond of trust between...

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Thumbnail pope francis greets members of the military armed forces and firefighters during his jubilee general audience april 30 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna 1 Let yourselves be reconciled with God, Pope Francis says

Reconciliation is an essential aspect of God’s mercy, Pope Francis said Saturday, explaining that when we distance ourselves from the Lord through...

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Thumbnail young pilgrims take many opportunities for confession in copacabana beach during world youth day credit walter sanchez silva cna cna 7 28 13 New website encourages return to Confession during Lent

The website GoodConfession.com aims to encourage Catholics to go to Confession more often, and to return to the “life-changing” sacrament if they...

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Thumbnail 20170908t1546 0677 cns pope villavicencio mass Pope Francis beatifies two Colombian martyrs

During Mass in Colombia on Friday, Pope Francis beatified two martyrs from the country, both of whom were killed in hatred of the faith within the...

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Thumbnail hillaryclinton donaldtrump debate Reconciliation after the election

Our next season must be one of reconciliation. What’s been ripped apart must now be put back together.  Whoever is elected president on Nov. 8,...

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Thumbnail francesco hayez jacob esau reconcile Sunday Readings for September 16 & 17

Mercy and forgiveness should be at the heart of the Christian life. Yet, as today’s First Reading wisely reminds us, often we cherish our wrath,...

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