Sunday, July 06, 2008

Confession made easy

There was a new priest in the confessional today, at least he must have been new, because even though I couldn't see him, I had never heard his voice before. After I made my confession, he asked questions based on the seven cardinal sins, most likely to stir my memory so that I could make a better and more complete confession. This is the first time I have had a priest do that, and it is certainly a beneficial practice. Through his questioning, I was able to recall a few things that had slipped my mind, and I know that some will say that forgotten sins are forgiven anyway, but I found this to be very helpful in making a better confession. I do wonder why more priests don't do this.

I hope he sticks around.

3 comments:

Marilena said...

i was asked this once also. i think it would be a good idea to have this in all confessions. i think i will ask our priest about it.

Vash said...

My Priest did this my first confession.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I thought that this was how Confessions were supposed to go?

Good to see a priest that does this practice though.