Rev. James Hughes takes drive-through confessions at St. Patrick’s Parish in Vancouver. (Jimmy Jeong)

Taking confession in a time of coronavirus—one driver at a time

The sacrament of penitence isn’t easy at the best of times, but priests across the country are finding ways to provide it

How the confessional box contributed to sexual abuse

Book review: ‘The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession’, by John Cornwell