I just heard a talk during which a question was asked: “Why don’t people go to ‘confession’ 1 anymore?”
First of all, is it true? I think it is. I remember hearing confessions for an hour straight almost every Saturday when I was first ordained. Now, it may have been the tradition of that particular parish to go to regular confession, but I noticed the number of confessions have been drastically reduced over the last 37+ years. In fact, on some Saturdays, I read a spiritual book or pray the Breviary uninterrupted. It leads me to suspect that there is little or no sin in Marlborough and in the other parishes I have been recently stationed!
Why has “confession” fallen so out of favor?