|Pastor Dale Morgan||
|More options Mar 6, 4:24 pm|
By Michael Brennan
don’t go to confession any more, an outspoken priest said yesterday.
should be given to congregations by parish priests because the
confession boxes in churches were not being used and when they are used
they are being misused.
in most churches or are used as storage space,” he said.
Church of Christ, he recalled how he and a missionary priest had
attempted to hear confessions at a church in a psychiatric institution.
missionary and when the other box was opened, brushes and brooms fell out.
state of the sacrament in today’s Church. I am suggesting we should
return to a practice of the medieval church. Twice a year, bishops and
abbots gave general absolution to all the faithful.”
manipulate and control people though a process of psychological
manipulation. He said that by the threat of exposing their sins and by
generating a sense of anxiety and fear, The Catholic Church could have
and keep control of its Members. He said there was still a “hold it over
your head” mentality in the Catholic Church, which in effect was a form
of psychological Blackmail or a form of Brain Washing.
confession. That is irrelevant. The length of time since the person has
been to confession is of no importance whatsoever. We must also get rid
of this notion of the priest as judge and jury.”
1964. He is based in the order’s house in Athenry and has campaigned for
change in the Catholic Church through retreats, missions and his four
open itself to the prospect of ordaining women priests.
had to face up to the huge number of gay men in its seminaries.
because it had to be replaced by something new.
will come from other sources, maybe other ones. The weeds of the past
need to be cleared away with the harrow in order to make space for a
spring crop,” he said
Marie M. Buchanan, M.Ps.
Researcher, Webmaster, Pastor-Assistant, Translator, Blogger
Ask a question on any topic and get answers from real people. Go to Yahoo! Answers.