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Can a Priest Forgive Sins?

A confessional is a small, enclosed booth used for the Sacrament of Penance, often called confession, or Reconciliation. It is the usual venue for the sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, confessions are only to be heard in a confessional or oratory, except for a just reason (1983 Code of Canon Read More
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Rome’s Sex Scandals and the Glory of Christ’s Priesthood

Why is the Roman priesthood so corrupt and prone to sexual sin?  Richard Bennett contrasts the corruption of Catholic priests with the purity of the Great High Priest Jesus Christ. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on Google Plus Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Digg Share Send Read More
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Better to Marry than to Burn

“…better to marry than to burn…”: Boston and the Catholic troubles “Sex, shame and the Catholic Church” was Newsweek’s cover story for March 4th, 2002, the subtitle of which was “and new soul-searching across America.” One would have hoped that exposure of the Catholic teaching on virginity and celibacy would have been discussed. Instead, the Read More

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The Priesthood

There is a common thread that runs throughout the experiences of former priests whose testimonies are in our book, Far from Rome, Near to God: The Testimonies of Fifty Former Catholic Priests. We had a great yearning to be different from those around us. We wanted to be more pure, nearer to God. We wanted to Read More

The Truth behind Catholic Scandals


Rampant sexual assault on children and blatant concealment of these crimes are traced all the way to the highest offices in the Vatican. The true nature of the crisis in the Catholic Church is not pedophilia, but homosexuality.

The Mystique of the Catholic Priesthood

What devout Catholic youth, who really aspires to be good, noteworthy, and successful in his religious life, would not want to be in such an office as to possess the authority, power and very priesthood of Christ Himself?  This is what the official documents of the Church of Rome declare.  In very attractive terms, this is what is put in the Pope’s addresses, in magazines, articles, and in vocation lectures given in Catholic schools to bring the youth into priesthood.

Confession box Encounters

In stark contrast to the clear teaching of the Lord through Scripture, the Catholic is taught to look for forgiveness by confessing his sin not to God through the Lord Jesus Christ, but rather to an intermediary human priest.  This is what devout Catholics practice.  The thought behind the practice requires some explanation.  In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, there are seven sacraments to be explained rather than the two scriptural sacraments of baptism and communion. 
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A Catholic Priest is Biblically Saved

Richard Bennett clearly explains how, as a sincere Catholic Priest, that the Lord Jesus Christ triumphed over him. This is a condensed and concise review of his life and testimony of true salvation. Share on Facebook Share Share on TwitterTweet Share on Pinterest Share Share on Google Plus Share Share on LinkedIn Share Share on Read More
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Why Did 50 Priests Leave the Roman Catholic Church?

This Video reviews the moving testimonies of fifty priests who found their way, by the grace of God, out of the labyrinth of Roman Catholic theology and practice into the light of the gospel of Christ. This is not argumentative presentation. It is message of loving care. The love and concern felt by the former Read More