[quote="clem456, post:13, topic:337678"]
Unfortunately, in the eyes of most Catholics, confession is seen as a pious relic of the past that is a very optional sacrament. If more people simply started attending confession, more hours will be available.
When my parent's generation was growing up, everything was a sin. My mom talked about going to Confession every Saturday, and sometimes during the week too. And EVERYONE was there.
When I was growing up, we moved all the way to the other side of the spectrum where nothing was a sin.
It will take at least another generation to come back to center.
And honestly, I think face to face is a deterrent to confession. I am active in my parish, and as much as I know it shouldn't matter, it does bother me to confess face to face with a priest I work with every week. There is something to be said for good old-fashioned confessionals.
I agree. I tend to go to Confession when I am away from my home town. I work for our parish and I don't feel that going to my boss for Confession is a good idea. :shrug: