Learning without holy living, makes the person proud and arrogant; holy living without learning is good for nothing.

-St. John XXIII

Ad Audiendas Confessiones


To ensure that the candidates for the priesthood are endowed with a sound moral judgment and pastoral skill necessary for the ministry of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, they must pass an examination on hearing confessions (Ad audiendas confessiones) at the end of their seminary course.

To prepare for the Ad audiendas confessiones the T4/FY6 class meets for several weeks   before the examination to discuss moral cases and practice hearing confessions.