I have received penances where I was like "...what??! :eek:" but nothing truly impossible, so I've never had occasion to ask for something else.
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I prefer when the priest cannot recognized you. Sometimes, few priests refuses to go to the dark confession rooms; it is sad. May be, in the canon law, the catholic has the right to be confessed by priest, in a dark confession room. I am not sure?
I confess face-to-face so this is not an issue for me, however in places where I have confessed that have a screened confessional available, I have never known anyone to be refused confession behind a screen.
If anonymity were an issue for me and there are dark confession rooms available where I confess but the priest refuses to use them, I'd go somewhere else, or at least to a different priest who is open to using those rooms.
I cannot cite the specific code of canon law, but I have read in other threads on this board that a priest cannot force face-to-face confession (and a penitent cannot force a priest to hear a confession face-to-face). I hope I understood those posts correctly. Canon law is not my strong suit. Anyway, as far as I can tell this refers only to anonymity accorded by a screen, however, not to any sort of "right" to a dark room.
I would be curious to know where in France you are experiencing this, as I have confessed in a few places in France but have not seen anything like what you describe. Feel free to PM me if you would like. I live in France, and though I am not French je parle français (plus ou moins :blush:). :)