A priest’s top five reasons for returning to confession

Father Andreas Hoeck, Chair of sacred Scripture at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary and a confessor at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, shared five reasons with the Denver […]

What if I’m nervous? A Q&A on common questions about confession

For five frequently asked questions about confession, the Denver Catholic consulted Msgr. Bernie Schmitz, former vicar for clergy and a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Denver. Q: What if […]

Archbishop clarifies confusion about Denver priests absolving sins related to abortion

A clarification about Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy announcement: Pope Francis announced Sept. 1 that all priests will be granted faculties to absolve women from abortion during the Holy Year of […]

Confession never gets old

Continuing a Lenten series on “Rediscovering Reconciliation,” the Denver Catholic Register asked two area priests to share their perspective on the sacrament: Father Thomas Dowd, 86, a priest of 60 […]

Rediscovering reconciliation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we begin this holy season of Lent, my desire for each and every one of you is that you come to know and […]

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Penitents experience buoyancy, peace in first confessions

Sylvia Sevier wasn’t sure she felt truly sorry for some of her sins. The wife and mother of two from Ireland was raised Catholic but confession fell off her “to […]

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ArchDen Podcast launches series on confession

The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Podcast is launching a four-part series on the topic of confession, which will cover a wide range of issues surrounding the sacrament, including how confessing […]