Fr. Z poll
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(10-05-2010, 12:10 PM)ies0716 Wrote: I think that the modern church has lost the sense of having a consistent confessor, as well as the sense of needing spiritual direction.  Confession and spiritual direction thus often get merged because 1) the priest has no idea who the person is that is confessing their sins and thus doesn't know how much advice they need and 2) very few Catholics seek spiritual direction so they feel the need to get it as part of Confession.

I think the solution is for people to get a regular confessor that can help discern patterns of sin, and to also seek somewhat regular spiritual direction outside of Confession (maybe through a yearly retreat).

I 100% agree.

In fact, this is the norm for Eastern Catholic/Orthodox. It is seen as improper and impractical to for a priest to have more parishioners than he can handle. His parish is his flock. His job as the priest is to guide all of 'his flock' to God. If he has more faithful than he can remember, his job is overloaded and he cannot perform to the needs of his parish.

Having a regular confessor who can recognize trends in your behavior/life can best offer you your needed spiritual advice.
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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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