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...]

Impromptu Confessions Over Cocktails…


... Did you know that you can ask a priest to hear your confession anywhere, not just that one hour of the week on Saturday evening or by special appointment. Anywhere, any time. Like at bars, in restrooms, parked cars, over dinner. I've heard some pretty humorous stories about these impromptu confessions but I've always thought it terribly gauche to impose on a priest when he's off the clock and out of his box. Like those people who accost doctors at cocktail parties and ask them to diagnose … [Read more...]