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Penitents wait in line for confession (CNS)

The state has the right to know many things, but it has no jurisdiction over matters of conscience

Confession: its decline mirrors that of the Church (CNS)

If Confession fades away, so does Holy Communion

Pope Francis hears confession during a penitential liturgy in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in March (CNS)

Author Patrick Madrid’s new book is eloquent on the importance of sacramental Confession

A priest hears a Confession in Zagreb, Croatia (Photo: CNS)

Church is to appeal ruling by US state court that priest should be compelled to testify

Pope Francis at this morning's general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 09/04/14

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Pope Francis goes to Confession in St Peter's Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness at St Peter’s Basilica

Holy Father launches 24-hour Festival of Forgiveness in Rome and around the world

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day in Rio (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff asks clergy to welcome penitents ‘with the love of a father’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?

Pope Francis waves at yesterday's Angelus

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/14

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