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The number of people attending Confession in the Diocese of Lancaster has increased following a Lenten initiative

Bishop of Lancaster says every church in the diocese will be open for Confession on Wednesday evenings

Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?

The details of the case have been distressing: surely the jury can hear these in private?

Indeed, he could not help but mention the Pope

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum

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Are Catholics still energised and renewed by the trip or has the momentum already been lost?