I get a 3x guilt trip from this!
1 -- I left the Church because of the hypocrisy
2 -- Being brought up Catholic means constant guilt
3 --I feel like I should go to Confession
Bump for later
How to go to confession? Well, if you live in Boise, Idaho, first you hire a really good private detective to tell you when and where you might be able to ambush a priest. Then, having sprung your ambush, you put a gun to the priest's head and march him to a confessional.
Careful he doesn't get away. That would be a real disappointment, after having gone to so much time and expense to find a priest in the first place.
Of course, all that is only theory. There's no guarantee that the best private detective in the country would be able to locate a Boise priest during the time span from 30 seconds after his once-weekly mass until 30 seconds before the next one.
Crikey, what a diocese. I expect to die in Boise, so I guess I'll die without the last rites. I'm sure not counting on any of these modernist clowns to show up.
Third, the priest represents the Church and the people we have sinned against. In the early days of the Church, people publicly confessed sin at the beginning of Mass and were absolved. Much to our relief, for centuries now we have had private confession.
Interesting, I did not know that...as a non Catholic is the publich confession still done anywhere?
I belong to Wisconsin Synod and we practice this. In addition we are able to confess to our minister privately and are STRONGLY encouraged to confess in private confession to God and ask for forgiveness...
Blessings to you and yours in our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus...