(Quote) David-364112 said: There are plenty of priests who spend HOURS in the confessional every week. They tend to be religious ra...
(Quote) David-364112 said: There are plenty of priests who spend HOURS in the confessional every week. They tend to be religious rather than diocesan priests. Also, priests of Opus Dei hear confessions for hours on end. We must be gentle on our poor parish priests. They get attacked from all sides. They get dumped on. The get complained about. The bishops get anonymous letters about them. It's a wonder they all don't quit in disgust or get roaring drunk every night. Every minute of their time belongs to someone else and more often than not, that person is ungrateful. Look around and you'll find priests in your diocese who hear confessions all the time.
So what do you do when you hear this preaced from the pulpit .At the Christmas mass this year, the pastor of the Church I go to. Greeted all the once a year Catholics at the mass, he told them that as a Catholic they are required to at least come to mass once a year and the same with confession and it was good to see so many doing there Catholic duty.
I think most of those Catholics left the Mass thinking that is all they have to do, as a Catholic. Why did he not tell them they are required to come to mass every week??? As is the fact about being a Catholic. I understand the priest are busy, but to busy to tell the facts about the Church when they have a perfect chance??? I think most non practicing Catholics don't go to Mass or confession because they don't think they have to. If the priest don't teach the faith when they can who will???
Most on here talk about this, because we see the church and how things have changed so much. Our Catholic faith has lost so many Catholics because most of them don't even know why they should go to confession, never mind Mass. Look at all the public Catholics who are making the laws that will harm the Church. How do so many of them not know what they are doing is wrong. and aginst there Church???