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Poll: Is there such a thing as too much confession?

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The Daily Catch - J-P Mauro - published on 02/16/17

Katrina Fernandez fielded a question about how frequently one should visit the confessional. Her response, as always, was wise beyond her years:

I often tell people struggling with a particular sin to find a regular confessor and look into professional guidance from a Spiritual Director. You can do a couple things here. One option would be to seek out your old confessor. Even though he’s at another parish that doesn’t mean you still can’t see him for confession — provided his new assignment is within driving distance. Another option is to meet with your new priest and explain to him your need for regular confession in this particular area of your life and see how he responds. I can’t imagine a priest discouraging anyone from seeking regular Reconciliation. I would give this new priest the benefit of the doubt for not knowing your specific situation. However, if his response is still unfavorable then I would contact your old priest and request his recommendation for a Spiritual Director. Lastly, I would recommend incorporating a daily examination of conscience into your evening routine.

This got us thinking, should there be a limit on confession? What do you think?

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