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Priests should hear Confession every day

March 24th, 2017 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pope Francis tells conference that priests should hear Confession any time they are asked

Pope Francis has told priests to hear Confession every day if parishioners ask for it. “Please, let there never be those signs that say, ‘Confessions: Mondays and Wednesdays from this time to that time,’” he told hundreds of confessors at a Vatican conference on Confession last week. “Hear Confession every time someone asks you,” he said. “And if you are sitting there, praying, leave the confessional open because God’s heart is open.” Confession ‘is a pastoral priority,’ and is a daily call to head to the ‘peripheries of evil and sin—and this is an ugly periphery,’ he said. “I’ll confess,” he told his audience, that the Apostolic Penitentiary ‘is the tribunal that I really like because it is a tribunal of mercy, where one goes to get that indispensable medicine for our souls, which is divine mercy.’ A good confessor, he said, has begged God for ‘the gift of a wounded heart, capable... continue reading.

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Archbishop rewards school’s bravery

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Aberdeen bishop rejects criticism of university chaplaincy

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Book grips imagination of whole high school

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Pupils make Catholic Education Week a great success

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Young Glaswegians reach for The Summit of their Faith

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Give serious consideration to Pope’s words on Confession

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Lent is a time of penance… but penance with a purpose

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But why does Ash Wednesday and giving something up for Lent generate anti-Catholic rhetoric,...

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There is a self-evident need for stronger communities in Christ

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The little exchanges, good and bad, of priestly life

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Brushing away the dirt unveils hidden treasure

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