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Priests should hear Confession every day
March 24th, 2017 | 0 COMMENTS
Pope Francis tells conference that priests should hear Confession any time they are asked
Pope Francis has told priests to hear Confession every day if parishioners ask for it. “Please, let there never be those signs that say, ‘Confessions: Mondays and Wednesdays from this time to that time,’” he told hundreds of confessors at a Vatican conference on Confession last week. “Hear Confession every time someone asks you,” he said. “And if you are sitting there, praying, leave the confessional open because God’s heart is open.” Confession ‘is a pastoral priority,’ and is a daily call to head to the ‘peripheries of evil and sin—and this is an ugly periphery,’ he said. “I’ll confess,” he told his audience, that the Apostolic Penitentiary ‘is the tribunal that I really like because it is a tribunal of mercy, where one goes to get that indispensable medicine for our souls, which is divine mercy.’ A good confessor, he said, has begged God for ‘the gift of a wounded heart, capable... continue reading.