Canonical Status

The canonical status of the Confraternity of Penitents is a private association of the faithful with commendation. Our Handbook, which contains our Rule and Constitutions as well as all formation lessons, ceremonies, and other information, has received the nihil obstat and imprimatur of the Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.

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Letter of canonical status of the  Confraternity of Penitents

Bishop Rhoades in center surrounded by CFP members and their families following a Mass the Bishop offered for the Confraternity and its members and intentions. The Mass was offered in the CFP Headquarters Prayer Chapel in January 2015. The photo was taken in the living room of the CFP headquarters.