How Long Has It Been?

How long has it been since your last confession?

This is one of the questions that Pope Francis asked today during his Wednesday General Audience. A good question, huh!?

Here is a good two-minute summary:

Remember, from a previous audience, that Pope Francis said that he goes to confession every two weeks. Something to think about!


Go to confession!

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2 Responses to How Long Has It Been?

  1. Lin says:

    It’s been [time removed by Fr Jerabek] for me. There are daily confessions at the cathedral which are during the normal work day and the rest of the churches in the area have confessions scheduled for an hour on Saturdays, almost all at the same time. It used to be easier to get to confession. I don’t know what the answer is because I don’t know for sure that availability would increase the number of people seeking the sacrament of reconciliation. I have not heard a sermon on confession in over two years in my home parish. That’s why I like to read blogs like yours and Father Z who preach traditional Catholic practices. GOD bless you Father! You are in my prayers!

    • Hi there, thanks for your kind words. It’s wonderful that some churches now have Confession more frequently, though I suppose that even there, there may be a need to “mix up” the schedule a little bit. I.e., not have them at the same time every day, since that time might consistently not work for some folks, but perhaps to have evening hours one day, mid-day hours another, morning hours another, etc.

      On the other hand, when we have to go to the doctor we will make sacrifices in our schedule in order to go at the time the doctor has available. And there are other things for which we are willing to be inconvenienced a bit. I think we all need to allow for a bit more inconvenience and do what it takes to go to confession when we need to, not just when it’s convenient for us. There is a balance here and you are absolutely correct in saying that, in general, more times than an hour on Saturday afternoon should be available!

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