I’ve been a lapsed Catholic for about a year.
Up until that time I went to Mass every week but stopped receiving Communion about 10 years ago for reasons that then and now seemed perfectly valid.
That is a whole other issue and is something I hope to deal with soon.
My wife is a convert to Catholicism and we were chatting last night and she told me she hadn’t been to Confession since her confirmation years ago.
I was shocked!
As a child and in to my adult years I always went to Confession and then received,the next day.
I wouldn’t dream of receiving unless I had been to Confession.
Why is something so ingrained in my Catholic psyche now of so little importance.