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ASK FATHER: Priest asks for name during confession

From a reader… What should I say when a priest, while in the confessional, wants to know my name? Or a priest that holds the belief that by knowing me personally he, by hearing my confession, will help me be … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: A regular confessor, anonymity and the Seal

From a reader: I make frequent use of the Sacrament of Penance and have a regular confessor. It’s always “anonymous,” but not anonymous. It’s awkward. The priest knows it’s me, but when he’s giving counsel he gets caught up on trying come up … Continue reading

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Waiting and waiting and waaaaaiting in line for confession. Fr. Z rants.

From a reader: If you’re sitting in the box and no one’s coming, double-check to make sure the other side isn’t stuck in the “occupied mode”. Father, I went to confession last night, as did several other people. We patiently … Continue reading

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