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Protecting seal of confession called essential for civilized society

(Fourth in a series) By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service 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 … Continue reading

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Priestly martyrdom to uphold seal of confession not a new phenomenon

(Third in a series) By Chaz Muth 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 … Continue reading

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Oregon church activities curtailed by smoke from wildfires

By Ed Langlois Catholic News Service PORTLAND, Ore. (CNS) — Catholic churches and homes in southern Oregon are safe so far amid wildfires, but persistent smoke has suppressed activities — and spirits. “It is horrible. It is absolutely grim,” said … Continue reading

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