The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Our very own Sr. Helene Skrzyniarz now presents us with her new series, written exclusively for our Weekly Parish Update!
Note from the Editor: This is the final installment of this series on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Beginning next week, in keeping with the Church's initiative, the Eucharist Revival, Sr. Helene will offer her on the Sacrament of Eucharist, written exclusively for this publication.
Contemporary Confessional Practice
Our current Rite of Penance was revised in 1973 with two options for reconciliation services that would restore the original meaning of the Sacrament as a community sign. Sin does not only affect the sinner, it affects the entire community. In 1983, the Code of Canon brought more changes, namely: the penitent could kneel on a kneeler or sit in a chair facing the priest...