More Confession, Please…


... Here's my take away from last week's discussion on Confession on Demand -- we need more access to the sacrament. Period.When did one hour a week per parish become the norm anyway?If your parish is tiny than I suppose this would suffice, but I've been to huge parishes with thousands of families and still the congregation is offered one hour a week. My own parish offers confession twice weekly; however, that is not typical of the diocese.Obviously we need more priests. … [Read more...]

Confession on Demand…


... Have you ever had to jump through logistical hula hoops to have your confession heard? Once I went almost six months between confessions. Turns out that one measly hour a week, Saturday 3 p.m. -- 4 p.m., just isn't enough. For three weeks the line was too long and confession ended before I had the chance to make mine. I even tried two different parishes and arrived 45 minutes early each time.With so many penitents seeking the sacrament, I suppose that's a good thing and I shouldn't … [Read more...]