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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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Confession is about renewal, rebirth, reorientation of one’s life  (CNS)

We should be dying to go to Confession

If we stop going to Confession this will lead to spiritual death

People waiting in line outside a confessional (CNS)

Kneeling is a vital part of Confession

To kneel rather than sit helps distinguish Confession from psychotherapy sessions

Francis blows a kiss as he arrives at the general audience (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/11/13

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