[quote="clare78, post:1, topic:322039"]
Is it ever possible to receive the sacrament of penance with another person? My boyfriend has indicated to me that before we marry, he would like for us to go to confession together, as he would find that easier than going by himself.
I had never thought about this before - does anyone know if it is permitted?
While confession together with another person (such as a fiance) is not permitted... part of the preparation for the sacrament of Marriage includes couselling sessions with your priest. Deep topics are brought up by the priest for discussion. In my case we met with the priest 3 times for about an hour each time, and we went on a diocesean reteat as well.
Anyway, your question is not about Marriage prep, but I promise I have a point! --- After getting to know your priest, you could ask the same priest to hear both of your confessions (separately of course) but your boyfriend would be more comfortable going to someone he is familiar with.