Is it minimalistic to encourage people to only go to Confession when one’s sins are mortal?
There is always much ink split around here at CA explaining the requirements that Catholics are to seek the healing of the Confessional and the Sacrament when one is aware that one has committed a mortal sin. And many repeat the words “grave matter, full knowledge and consent” for there to even be a mortal sin as if this is all there is to utilizing the Sacrament of Confession. But is minimalistic? It almost says, “Look you aren’t in mortal sin so don’t go to Confession,” or “Only go to Confession when you’re in mortal sin.”
I’ve heard more than one priest complain in his homily that not enough Catholics go to Confession and I’ve heard more than one lay person complain about the long lines for Communion but the short lines for Confession. So why don’t more of the lay apologists here encourage the use of the Sacrament and begin to share their own experiences with the ocean of Mercy found in the Sacrament?