Articles
July 2, 2017

You may have been going to confessions wrong. Here’s why

Many of us Catholics are tired of hearing our separated brethren insinuate or even directly accuse us of deceiving ourselves with a promise of forgiveness every time we sin. To…
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Articles
March 17, 2017

Lenten Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

We admit that shadows lurk within our hearts. "I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want." (Romans 7:18) Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Nobel prize…
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News
February 14, 2017

Pope lauds 'courageous' witness of abuse victim who forgave

In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once again lamented the “monstrosity” of the act, calling the author, Daniel Pittet, courageous…
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Exhortations
November 18, 2016

Don't become a 'prisoner' – Pope Francis warns the world to turn from Satan

On Thursday Pope Francis warned Catholic business leaders against the danger of worshipping money, saying corruption is to follow the lies of the devil, whereas practices aimed for the common…
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Articles
August 16, 2016

Be Forgiven

As Christians, we all know that we are sinners. And, as sinners, we all would like to be forgiven of our sins. Some of us (most of us?) have at…
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NewsVatican
March 7, 2016

Convicted juvenile serving 11-year jail sentence finds consolation in Pope's letter to him

Convicted juvenile Carlos Adrian Vazquez Jr. now 18 started serving an 11-year  jail sentence at the age of 16 for involuntary manslaughter. Carlos had written to Pope Francis earlier, seeking…
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Q&A
October 30, 2015

Yes, God can forgive a soul in Hell when they ask for pardon. But..

Question: Can God forgive a soul in Hell when they ask for pardon? Answer: Emm, Yes However, there is a “But”. Let’s get something straight first, NO SOUL IN HELL…
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Q&A
October 30, 2015

Does God forgive you every time you go to confession?

Answer: Yes, But ... Confession like every other sacrament has certain conditions for valid reception attached to them. For instance, before one can receive the Sacrament of Matrimony validly, it…
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NewsUSA
October 14, 2015

After break-in, Bishop Conley prays for burglar's conversion

When Bishop James Conley's residence in Lincoln, Nebraska was invaded and burglarized this weekend, he offered a message of forgiveness and called on the faithful to pray that the thief…
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NewsUSA
September 28, 2015

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject of forgiving priests who have molested minors, saying that the…
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