‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

LOS ANGELES – In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

Secrecy of confession must never be violated, Vatican says

VATICAN CITY – In the light of “a worrying negative prejudice” against the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ordered the publication of a document affirming the absolute secrecy of everything said in confession and calling on priests to defend it at all costs, even at the cost of their lives.

Surprised by the Sacrament

When Ron and Kayren Ohnhaus began the process of becoming Catholic through the RCIA program at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Bremerton, neither of them much liked the idea of the sacrament of reconciliation where a person confesses his or her sins directly to a priest. Here's how they learned to look forward to the sacrament.

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