Tag: forgiveness

Indulgence lets Oregon priest offer patient forgiveness of sins by phone

PORTLAND, Ore. | Because of hospital coronavirus restrictions, a suburban Portland priest March 22 was not allowed to meet with a Catholic patient dying of COVID-19. Msgr. John Cihak, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie, did make telephone contact and because of a recent Vatican decree was able to offer the man forgiveness… Read more »

Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

WASHINGTON | A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was “an incredible example of Christian love.” Bishop Edward J. Burns, who heads of the Diocese of Dallas, offered the statement after 18-year-old Brandt Jean forgave former Dallas police officer Amber… Read more »