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Seal of Confession

When I was a seminarian in St. Benedict, Louisiana, I always thought the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be my favorite to celebrate, if I became a priest. The first time I encountered the seriousness of the Seal of Confession was with one of my good friends. We attended the same high school, and ended up going to […] Read More

A Priest’s Fight for the Seal of Confession

When I was a seminarian in St. Benedict, Louisiana, I always thought the Sacrament of Reconciliation would be my favorite to celebrate, if I became a priest. The first time I encountered the seriousness of the Seal of Confession was with one of my good friends. We attended the same high school, and ended up going to […] Read More

The Lost Origin of the Sacramental Seal

So, you did something you ought not to do. You did it willingly, and you did it with an understanding of just how bad it was. After a little consideration, you decide that it was a mistake, and you need to tell somebody — you need to “get it off your chest.” You consider who […] Read More