When Did Confession Become Private? Was it Because of Irish Monks?


#1

I’ve often heard that in the earliest days of the Church, confession was a public event, where you’d confess your sins to the entire congregation before receiving absolution.

What year did this practice change? Is it true that it is due to the influence of Irish monks?

Any links, articles, or information would be helpful.


#2

Try here:

catholic.com/library/Forgiveness_of_Sins.asp


#3

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