Are you intimidated by confession? Don’t be, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis went to Confession during a penitential celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica, March 28, 2014. (Vatican Media)
Pope Francis went to Confession during a penitential celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica, March 28, 2014. (Vatican Media)

During the penitential season of Lent, Pope Francis pointed to confession as the means to true conversion, saying the faithful should approach the sacrament with trust and confidence.

“The Lord says, ‘Come now, let us reason together, let’s talk for awhile.’ He doesn’t frighten us,” said Pope Francis during Mass on Feb. 27 at the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta. Read more

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Cardinal Bernard Law Fourth bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

POPE JOHN PAUL I—Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, greeted then-Bp. Bernard Law at the Vatican in 1978. One of the shortest papacies in history, Pope John Paul I reigned only 33 days in the summer of 1978: Aug. 26-Sept. 28. (The Mirror)
POPE JOHN PAUL I—Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I, greeted then-Bishop Bernard Law at the Vatican in 1978. One of the shortest papacies in history, Pope John Paul I reigned only 33 days in the summer of 1978: Aug. 26-Sept. 28. Read more HERE. (The Mirror)

Cardinal Bernard Law died Dec. 19, 2017, after a brief hospitalization due to a congenital heart condition. He was 86 years old.

Cardinal Law was appointed Archbishop of Boston in 1984, and resigned from the position on Dec. 13, 2002, after reports revealed that he did not disclose multiple allegations of clerical sexual abuse to the police or to the public, nor did he intervene to remove priests accused of sexual abuse from priestly ministry. Read more

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