Three personal stories of the sacrament of penance and reconciliation
VATICAN CITY - Don't be too lax or too harsh during confession and always make sure people know when the sacrament of reconciliation is available, Pope Francis said.
Ron and Kayren Ohnhaus really didn’t want to go to confession — then they did
Inspiration for your Lenten journey this year
In confession, we are reconciled not just with God, but also with the whole community
By Father Cal Christiansen
Q: In Acts 3:19, Peter says, “Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.” If my sins are forgiven directly by God, why does the church teach that I have to go to confession and confess my sins to a priest?
There’s no need to fear the confessional, say local priests
By Kevin Birnbaum
How long has it been since your last confession? Perhaps quite a long time, if you’re like many Catholics.
National effort promoting penance comes to the Archdiocese of Seattle
By Anna Weaver
A light in a window beckons, signals someone is home and invites you in. The same welcoming aim is at the center of a new program in the Archdiocese of Seattle this Lent.