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Archbishop laments that lawmakers don't realize the sacrament is anonymous, and are missing a chance to do something that will actually protect children
The proposed legislation mirrors the California Confession bill, which was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could be held.
Begin by asking to see yourself as God sees you.
It's a priceless treasure but somewhere along the line, we stopped needing it (or so we think)
Blessed Fernando Olmeda Reguera wasn't about to betray his priesthood. He is one of the many victim priests of the Spanish Civil War.
Blessed Richard Thirkeld became the confessor for St. Margaret Clitherow, the wife of an official of the city of York.
These two martyrs of the Spanish Civil War went to their death defending their priesthood, including the Sacramental Seal.
Going to Confession wipes away our sin, but what about the flabbiness we've left in our wills?
St. John Nepomucene is considered the patron saint of the sacred seal, having defended it amidst torture in the 14th century.
Father Mateo Correa was a victim of the Cristero War, unwilling to betray his fellow Catholics being persecuted.