What’s Confession?

Here you can read what the Popes have said about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, read excerpts from Church documents, download a useful presentation for parishes and watch a two-part video in which one of our Bishops, the Rt Rev John Arnold, offers a talk on Confession and God's mercy.

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Here you can read what the Popes have said about the Sacrament of Reconciliation, read excerpts from Church documents, download a useful presentation for parishes and watch a two-part video in which one of our Bishops, the Rt Rev John Arnold, offers a talk on Confession and God’s mercy.

This PowerPoint session is designed for use in parish groups to take the fear out of going to confession. It includes Scripture references, extracts from Church teaching documents and the Catechism. Questions are also posed to allow time for reflection and discussion.

Rt Rev John Arnold, who is the Bishop of Salford, offers a two-part video catechesis (teaching) about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is part one.

The Rt Rev John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, offers a two-part video catechesis (teaching) about the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This is part two.

In this section you'll find extracts taken from Papal Speeches and Encyclicals on the Sacrament of Reconciliation as well as links to more material.

Extracts from the Catechism of the Catholic Church giving you information and teaching on the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession as it's better known.