Confession for kids
How do we make sure the first reconciliation isn't the last?

Stepping inside a dark confessional booth, facing one’s sins, and confessing them to the priest is scary, even for adults who’ve confessed their sins routinely for decades.   For children, receiving the sacrament of confession is intimidating. It can be

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2019-08-13T10:13:16-07:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Church life|Tags: |13 Comments

Archbishop Gomez stirs Los Angeles Catholics to protect confessional seal

  My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: On this Solemnity of the Holy Trinity, I am writing to you about an important matter. The California legislature is considering a bill that would take away the full right to confession

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Confessions heard every Wednesday evening in Lent, in all 54 San Jose parishes

In what is becoming a tradition of the season in the Diocese of San Jose, The Light Is On For You campaign returns for a fourth year. “This Lenten initiative is a wonderful way for all of us to celebrate

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2018-02-18T09:47:38-07:00February 18th, 2018|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

‘Porn ministry’ teaches priests how to help those hooked on smut

Online pornography is one of the fastest growing addictions in the United States, on par with cocaine and gambling.  That’s why Fr. Sean Kilcawley, the program directory and theological advisor for pornography ministry Integrity Restored, has started to put on

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2017-06-14T08:27:09-07:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

Oakland bishop: “Everything you need to get to heaven is at your parish church”

The following is by the Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, S.J. Bishop Barber took part in a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, with Order of Malta, to the shrine where Our Lady appeared in 1858. This is part of his May

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2019-01-07T11:32:54-07:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Spirituality and Faith|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

Confessionals required in every parish

The following is from the Diocese of Sacramento, posted last week on the diocesan website: Liturgy Reminders: Commentary on the General Instruction of the Roman Missal Re: Sacrament of Reconciliation: the Confessional Confessionals should be built so as to give

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2016-09-27T03:54:03-07:00September 27th, 2016|Categories: Church life|Tags: , , |9 Comments