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To: vladimir998
the peace he feels at helping people reconcile with God always guarantee that he'll sleep like a baby.

What a wonderful thing to say! And I'm sure it works, too, and he's probably one of the few 83 yr olds who is simply out like a light when he goes to bed.

It's very hard because we have not been training up new confessors. I think there are some young men who would probably like to do this, but they have older pastors who were developed in the post-VII "we're all perfect children of God" mentality. Therefore they are not permitted to hear confessions more than 1/2 hour per week (on their rotation, which might be only once or twice a month). This doesn't give them a lot of experience or encouragement.

12 posted on 01/13/2007 4:56:58 PM PST by livius
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I think your comments are spot on Livius. Most priests just haven't gotten the proper training and teaching about confession!


13 posted on 01/13/2007 6:13:36 PM PST by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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