The use of the sacrament of penance, reconciliation has been horribly eroded over the last few decades.
Ven. Pius XII said once that the sin of the 20th century was the loss of the sense of sin.
Surely that pertains now even more.
Here is a nice story from CNA:
Boston, Mass., Feb 3, 2010 / 03:01 am (CNA).- Seeking to promote the Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Archdiocese of Boston has launched a new website about how to make a good confession. Its priests will also offer confessions in every chapel and church on Wednesdays during Lent. The website, www.TheLightIsOnForYou.org, describes how to prepare for confession with an examination of conscience. It also provides an act of contrition to recite before absolution.
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston Robert F. Hennessey recorded a video message on the website. In the video, he quotes Jesus as saying that Heaven rejoices more for one repentant sinner than for 99 that never needed to repent.
“Every time that someone returns to the Sacrament of Confession, Heaven celebrates. And that unbelievable experience of joy becomes ours when we are forgiven.”
Read the rest over there.
WDTPRS says kudos!
Does your diocese have a special effort to promote the sacrament of penance during Lent?
Does your parish?