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The Church’s teaching has been consistent from the early Church to modern Popes. Last week’s events didn’t change it

Bishop Schneider said the document might lead to widespread confusion over doctrine and the sacraments

Archbishop Chaput said the working group was ‘very ad hoc’

Robert Spaemann said Communion was a ‘yes or no’ question and that the Pope’s document could lead to a schism

The priest in charge of Confession at Milan cathedral says there has been a growing “demand” for absolution and Communion

Cardinal Nichols noted that there had been a significant increase in Catholics receiving the sacrament in the last six months

Could the Kasper proposal, decisively rejected by the synod fathers, really be in the papal text?

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Rector at basilica says he has also seen a rise in non-Catholics wanting to go to Confession

Pope Francis made the plea at a penitential liturgy in St Peter’s Basilica before hearing Confessions