Among the publications he shared with us was a pamphlet entitled "The Benefits of Confession
Since the Connelly decision, courts and scholars have framed the admissibility of a confession
in terms of whether it successfully deters future police misconduct.
He divides his history into three somewhat uneven parts: a broad survey of confession
from its origin in the early church through the nineteenth century, in which he largely relies on the work of other scholars; a more focused account of twentieth-century changes in the Catholic Church including his own experiences in seminary; and an analysis of contemporary first-person testimonies and reports of abuse.
More than one person said through teary eyes that they had not been to confession
in more than 30 years, and it felt so good to be back in the sacrament.
An official of the Manila Archdiocese Liturgical Commission has urged regular churchgoers to take advantage of the daily confessions
heard in churches to ease the long confession
lines during the "Kumpisalang Bayan" (Mass Confessions
) designed for those who seldom attend Mass.
though visible to your connections, doesn't tell the identity of the person actually sharing it.
So when I picked up his new book, The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession
, imagine my surprise when I found in its pages a lucid and honest history of the development of sacramental confession
, plus some rather balanced observations on its uses and abuses.
of Belhar has particular relevance to the Presbyterian Church (U.
The novel commences with a confession
sealed by the novel's narrator, an English teacher of languages: "To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression which would have enabled my pen to create for the reader the personality of the man who called himself, after the Russian custom, Cyril son of Isidor--Kirylo Sidorovitch--Razumov" (3).
One of the first references to a false confession
was recorded in 1660.
The text of my confession
of plotting to attack US forces arrived to me in a fax message and I was ordered to write it in the confession
statement with my signature," the defendant said.
CARDINAL Sean Brady is worried that priests could be forced to squeal on child molesters who confess in confession
He explores how the seal of confession
in Catholic canon law found its way into common law in anglophone culture, and why it was said to have been extinguished.
One cannot speak in any way of confessing via iPhone," Fr Lombardi said on Thursday, adding that confession
required the presence of the penitent and the priest.
Summary: The Vatican has said that Catholics cannot confess via a new confession
app for the iPhone.