I was astounded to read this comment from a Catholic on my post about confession:
You mean, you still do confessions ? How quaint ! I haven’t been since the priest started to take an inordinate interest in my pubescent mastabatory experiences. I thought it was kind of odd then, and I think it’s kind of odd now. I much prefer the communal penance services. My personal sins are so venal [sic] and small (even though you might think of some of them as mortal) compared to the wickedness and sinfulness of society, including the Church.
Answers in the combox please!