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Give serious consideration to Pope’s words on Confession

This week's editorial leader

THE Pope’s call for priests to offer Confession whenever it is asked for may cause a groan among some of the clergy. Our priests are few and they are hideously overworked. Every day there are more demands on their time. Often set Confession times are the only plausible option.

Yet the power of Sacrament is undiminished. All of us are sinners, all of us need to repent. It may be they do not see the demand, but there is certainly the need.

In the words of Pope Francis: “Everyone say to himself: ‘When was the last time I went to Confession?’ And if it has been a long time, don’t lose another day! Go, the priest will be good. And Jesus, [will be] there, and Jesus is better than the priests—Jesus receives you. He will receive you with so much love! Be courageous, and go to Confession.”

Words worth heeding.

 

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