Next, the Holy Door's numbers turned out to be a flub.
Now, the confessionals are empty for the year of mercy.
“Who are you to judge me?” The confessions of a confessor
(an anonymous letter from a priest)
“The facts are these. Since the opening of the Holy Year backed by Pope Francis and on the occasion of the Christmas festivities of 2015 - as also since Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been sitting on the throne of Peter - the number of faithful who approach the confessional has not increased, neither in ordinary time nor in festive. The trend of a progressive, rapid diminution of the frequency of sacramental reconciliation that has characterized recent decades has not stopped. On the contrary: the confessionals of my church have been largely deserted.”
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