When it comes to sin, no one's an innocent bystander. But do we really need to bring those sins to a priest in the Sacrament of Penance? Why? And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear?
As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. If you have abandoned the confessional out of fear or apathy or the conviction that you don't have any "real" sins to confessor if you are merely a once- or twice-a-year penitentthis book will put you back on track. There's no time like the present to return to this remarkable source of God's mercy and grace.
REV. CHRISTOPHER J. WALSH is pastor of St. Joseph Church in Shelton, Connecticut, and adjunct professor of dogmatic theology at St. Joseph Seminary (Dunwoodie) in Yonkers, New York. For 13 years he worked in the formation of future priests as vocations director of the Diocese of Bridgeport and spiritual director at St. John Fisher Seminary, Stamford, Connecticut.
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