Friday, December 11, 2009

School Penance Services...

not a big fan. Don't get me wrong, I like hearing kids confessions, even though Archbishop Sheen's line about being stoned to death with popcorn comes to mind. However, I think that all too often it lets parents off the hook with regards to getting their kids to Confession and robs them of an opportunity to avail themselves of the sacrament. All too often, schools of all stripes are doing things which are more properly the duty of the parents. (Can you say feeding kids?) Much the same applies to Holy Day of Obligation Masses at school. I am not a big fan of seasonal penance services anyway. They seem to educate people to go to Confession only twice a year. I still have them though, hypocrite that I am.
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