Coronavirus: How to Partake in Mass if You’re Homebound

Yesterday, Bishop Sullivan announced he would be dispensing all Catholics in the area from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While this doesn’t mean you simply don’t have to go, it does means people such as the elderly, those not feeling well, and those with compromised immune systems can be …

Coronavirus: Bishop Sullivan Dispenses Catholics from Sunday Mass Obligation

In response to the recommendations of civic authorities, and regional and national health experts, I have decided to temporarily dispense all Catholics within the Diocese of Camden from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Those who are concerned that attending Mass may compromise their health and those currently suffering illness …

Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

SALEM, Ore. (CNS) — When Ethan K. Alano walks into the reconciliation room at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Salem, he bares his soul before God and goes into detail about his sins during confession. Alano’s trust in the priest is solid. He is certain that anything he says …

Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

By Chaz Muth (via Catholic News Service) NEW YORK (CNS) — A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets people as they cross the threshold of a Catholic church in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Above the door is a stone-carved image of St. John …