Results from Tag: 'sacrament of penance'
Through a document approved by Pope Francis, the Vatican strongly expressed its opposition to legislation in California, Australia and elsewhere that would compel priests to break the seal.
In response to pending bill requiring Catholic priests to report child sex abuse learned about through the sacrament, priests insist on upholding sacred trust.
The pope emeritus says the modern person ‘is waiting for mercy.’
The Holy Father offered his reflections on their special role during the jubilee on Feb. 9. They will be given their official mandate during his Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 10.
‘Loving and forgiving are concrete and visible signs that the faith has transformed our hearts,’ allowing us ‘to love and forgive as God loves and forgives,’ the Holy Father said Dec. 16.