Catholics should make a good habit of regular confession for the whole year, of course, but Lent is a privileged season for penance and reconciliation.
Alas, the sacrament has fallen into desuetude in many places. Many priests, of a certain age and formation, abandoned their confessionals and imperiled the souls entrusted to their care.
May God be merciful to them for their deadly neglect.
One of the things which changed around about confession was the development of the "reconciliation room" with "face to face" confession.
Frankly, I won’t use those. Unless there is a very good reason, I usually won’t hear confessions if there is not a screen available, preferably a full and fixed barrier, like the old fashioned confessionals.
The situation in Italy is a little different, of course. Many Italian confessionals have an open window in front.
That said, what do you prefer? Give us your answer and your reasons why!
Which way do you prefer to go to confession?
- behind a screen or grate (88%, 1,924 Votes)
- face to face (12%, 264 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,188