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 […]

Rediscover a path to the Lord with 24 hours of adoration and confession

For 24 hours, the Church is opening its doors and inviting people to receive mercy. As part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis decreed that dioceses around the […]

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 […]

Need a Mercy Year?

During a penance service March 13 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis called for an extraordinary jubilee “that is to have the mercy of God at its center.” The mercy […]

Everyone needs mercy

Before you place a foot in that confessional, remember this: God loves you, and his mercy is unconditional. “The reason that’s so important is because love casts out all fear,” […]

Pray. Fast. Give.

The penitential season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, and continues through Holy Thursday, April 2. Easter, the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection, will be April 5. The following are […]

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 […]