Articles on this issue "Apostolic Penitentiary"
There is a pedagogical value to the sacrament of confession, according to Benedict XVI. The Pope affirmed this today when he addressed participants in a five-day course on the internal forum. …read more
The regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary is urging confessors to avoid creating excessive anguish or guilt complexes in penitents, and to emphasize rather the merciful love of God. Bishop …read more
The sacrament of confession should not only be at the center of pastoral concerns, but it should also be a method to carry out a "dialogue of salvation" with the faithful, says Benedict XVI. …read more
The former major penitentiary is urging Christians to imitate the virtues of St. Francis and his followers, rejecting envy and malice while giving praise and thanks to God. Cardinal James …read more
Benedict XVI appointed Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, apostolic nuncio to France, as penitentiary major of the Apostolic Penitentiary, the Vatican reported. Archbishop Baldelli, 73, succeeds …read more
Without God there is no drama capable of giving substance to human freedom, says the major penitentiary. Cardinal James Stafford affirmed this in a symposium of the Apostolic Penitentiary that …read more
The decline in respect for human life has had “catastrophic effects” on the unity and integrity of the United States, which are evidenced by the presidential election, says a Vatican official. …read more