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Confession

Premier admits Victoria’s mandatory reporting law for confessors meant to “send a message”

Archbishop laments that lawmakers don't realize the sacrament is anonymous, and are missing a chance to do something that will actually protect children

New Wisconsin bill threatens the sacrament of Confession

The proposed legislation mirrors the California Confession bill, which was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could be held.

No more excuses! Go to confession

Begin by asking to see yourself as God sees you.

What will make us stop neglecting Confession

It's a priceless treasure but somewhere along the line, we stopped needing it (or so we think)

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: How many beatings would he take?

Blessed Fernando Olmeda Reguera wasn't about to betray his priesthood. He is one of the many victim priests of the Spanish Civil War.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: His high-profile penitent caught the authorities’ eye

Blessed Richard Thirkeld became the confessor for St. Margaret Clitherow, the wife of an official of the city of York.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: Would one priest betray another?

These two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War went to their death defending their priesthood, including the Sacramental Seal.

This underused practice is the way to really work against our weaknesses

Going to Confession wipes away our sin, but what about the flabbiness we've left in our wills?

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: Is my wife being unfaithful?

St. John Nepomucene is considered the patron saint of the sacred seal, having defended it amidst torture in the 14th century.

Martyrs of the secrecy of Confession: What had the prisoners revealed?

Father Mateo Correa was a victim of the Cristero War, unwilling to betray his fellow Catholics being persecuted.

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