Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Confession v. Reconciliation; the Logistics of a Sacrament

Erin of bearing blog discusses which is better, the old way in the Confessional, or the modern way in the Reconciliation Room.

It has always flummoxed me --- what on earth made pastors and church architects think that people would feel MORE comfortable confessing their sins face to face with their parish priest, than anonymously? The RCIA teachers years ago couldn't explain it to me either, back in that university parish with no confessionals at all --- confession was only by appointment in the priests' private offices. [snip]
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