This morning on my way to work, I was listening to EWTN radio *Sonrise Morning Show *like I often do now. Matt Swaim was talking with a gentleman regarding the Catholic Emangelization effort.
During this discussion he quoted a statistic that floored me. He said something to the effect that only 2 out of 50 Catholic men go to confession/reconciliation at least once a month or something similar to that.
Why is that number so low?
As a protestant, I’ve never experienced the Catholic sacrament of reconciliation before but I would like to do so some day.
Is it a really difficult or painful process? Are penances hard to do?
Some of my CAF friends have said nothing but good things about it and how God cleanses the soul of the penitent person when done with a contrite spirit and honesty.
I would think that more Catholics would want to avail themselves of it so I am confused by that statistic.