The Sacrament of Reconciliation, or Confession, has seen hard times lately. It is rarely encouraged and priests hear fewer and fewer. Lent is a great time for the Sacrament of Confession, in fact Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent is a particular time for Confession. To ‘be shriven’ is to participate in Reconciliation. I heard no confessions on Shrove Tuesday.
Is the great Sacrament of Confession passé?