This, folks, the the real promotion of the new evangelization.
From a priest:
On your blog you regularly post encouragements to parishioners and priests alike to have (or encourage priests to have) confessions offered more frequently. Each time I’ve read one of these postings, I’ve thought to myself ‘gee, I should do that’. But – and there has always been one! – the effort of re-building a schedule, publicizing and encouraging more frequent attendance and ultimately, laziness in actually doing it have held me back.
However, one of your recent posts urging priests to hear confessions even 10 minutes before Mass struck a chord. Since the beginning of Advent I have been hearing confessions for about half an hour before Mass. And, boy, have the people come! While I haven’t yet told my congregation, this has been such a success that I will continue this even after Advent.
Thank you for your persistence in promoting confession and in nudging us priests. We need it – and its working!
I am very grateful, Father, for that news. Thank you.