Fr. Z poll
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(10-05-2010, 10:43 AM)Bakuryokuso Wrote:
(10-05-2010, 10:34 AM)ies0716 Wrote:
(10-05-2010, 10:19 AM)Azurestone Wrote: Sure it can. Did those people receive a solid counseling in their confession, or were they immediately absolved and left to recommit their sins in their same cycle. Confession is more than absolution. If it was not, I can merely stay at home and ask God for forgiveness. Confession is for the sinner to receive advice and guidance (treatment from the doctor) for their continued sins (illness) so they may gain the sight and will to break the cycle and become holy (be cured of their fallen nature).

Based on my experiences, it seems to be the "Spirit of Vatican II" priests who are more interested in turning each confession into a counseling session, while more traditional priests tend to just give a solid penance followed by absolution.  Plus, when you are in a parish where many people go to confession, it becomes impractical to give too much counseling in each session lest there be people left in line who can't get to confession that day.  People who want extended counseling in their confessions should make an appointment, IMHO.

In the last few months the priest has had to leave the confessional before I got to him because there were too many penitents.

I've had this problem as well because too many penitents (typically aging baby boomers) take 10-15 minutes in the confessional.  I'm sorry, but unless you're Larry Flynt or making a general confession, there is no valid reason for a confession to take that long.  Even if the priest offers advice, it should be something like "Pray daily to Our Lady for Purity.  Say three Hail Marys every morning for one month as your penance" instead of a verbal dissertation on the meaning of forgiveness.  For people who want spiritual direction in addition to absolution, they should make an appointment or better yet get a regular confessor that they go to on a set schedule.
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Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Vivace - 09-24-2010, 03:14 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by 3Sanctus - 09-24-2010, 03:18 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Stephanos - 09-24-2010, 03:19 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by cgraye - 09-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Robert De Brus - 09-24-2010, 04:06 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Petertherock - 09-24-2010, 04:42 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-24-2010, 08:25 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by glgas - 09-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-24-2010, 10:07 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-24-2010, 11:04 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-24-2010, 11:35 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-25-2010, 02:52 AM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Historian - 09-25-2010, 03:19 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Hawaii Five-0 - 09-25-2010, 04:24 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 09-25-2010, 06:26 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-25-2010, 11:48 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 09-25-2010, 12:08 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-25-2010, 12:24 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Resurrexi - 09-25-2010, 12:41 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-25-2010, 12:51 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Gerard - 09-25-2010, 01:24 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-25-2010, 01:45 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Petertherock - 09-25-2010, 02:16 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 09-25-2010, 02:23 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-25-2010, 02:32 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Revixit - 09-26-2010, 03:26 AM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by glgas - 09-26-2010, 06:57 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 10:07 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Revixit - 09-26-2010, 10:36 AM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Gerard - 09-26-2010, 10:40 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 10:49 AM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by glgas - 09-26-2010, 12:26 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Unum Sint - 09-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Cetil - 09-26-2010, 12:36 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Unum Sint - 09-26-2010, 12:39 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by timoose - 09-26-2010, 12:52 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Unum Sint - 09-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by timoose - 09-26-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 09-26-2010, 02:54 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Cetil - 09-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 03:20 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Re: Why Fr. Z is not Catholic - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 04:03 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 09-26-2010, 04:10 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 04:21 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 09-26-2010, 06:01 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-26-2010, 09:31 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Resurrexi - 09-27-2010, 12:20 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 09-27-2010, 05:22 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-27-2010, 09:26 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 09-27-2010, 10:37 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-27-2010, 10:50 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Scipio_a - 09-27-2010, 10:54 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-27-2010, 11:02 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Scipio_a - 09-27-2010, 11:06 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-27-2010, 11:08 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Revixit - 09-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-27-2010, 10:07 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Revixit - 09-28-2010, 08:02 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 09-28-2010, 09:31 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Scipio_a - 09-28-2010, 09:58 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Scipio_a - 09-28-2010, 09:59 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 09-28-2010, 10:40 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Historian - 10-02-2010, 10:37 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by timoose - 10-03-2010, 12:31 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-03-2010, 12:56 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 10-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Historian - 10-04-2010, 04:51 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 10-04-2010, 02:00 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 10-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-04-2010, 02:29 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Augstine Baker - 10-04-2010, 07:28 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by glgas - 10-04-2010, 08:32 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Azurestone - 10-04-2010, 09:30 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Bakuryokuso - 10-05-2010, 01:10 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Azurestone - 10-05-2010, 10:19 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-05-2010, 10:34 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Bakuryokuso - 10-05-2010, 10:41 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Bakuryokuso - 10-05-2010, 10:43 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-05-2010, 10:56 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Azurestone - 10-05-2010, 11:52 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Bakuryokuso - 10-05-2010, 11:59 AM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Bakuryokuso - 10-05-2010, 12:01 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by LatinGuy - 10-05-2010, 12:10 PM
Re: Fr. Z poll - by Azurestone - 10-05-2010, 12:23 PM



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