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How the act of Confession has been distorted through history

December 18th, 2014

Episode 102 of 506 episodes

John Cornwell is the author of about 20 bookson matters Catholic. One of them,Hitler's Pope, was a descriptionand an indictmentof the man who would become Pope Pius XII - his activities in pre-war Germanyand then on the throne in the Vatican. In John's latest book about Confession entitled The Dark Box, he writes about how one of the most important rituals of the Catholic faith has become so distorted that it's having a toxic influence on Church institutions and the ordinary catholic.