|From the Dallas News Religion Blog|
|Written by Sherry|
|Saturday, 10 March 2007 22:14|
From the Dallas News Religion Blog
Daniel Burke of Religion News Service has a story noting that Catholic participation in the sacrament of confession (or, as it's formally known, "reconciliation") has plummeted. He cites a Georgetown University study that says only 14 percent of Catholics go to confession even once a year. (The church would have all Catholics go much more often than that.) And 42 percent say they never go at all.
14%. Once a year. Even I didn't think it was that low.
(The article references Archbishop Donald Wuerl's confession initiative this Lent: All the churches in his archdiocese will be open for confession every Wednesday evening from 7 - 8:30.)