Mon, 1 March 2010
Two Bigtime Confession Quandaries: 1) Different penance for same sin? 2) Why do I need the priest anyway?
Father Dave talks to a listener about two very interesting questions regarding confession. The first is about the concept of certain standardized amounts of penance for certain sins. The second question (one that we get a lot) delves into the very nature of the Catholic form of reconciliation: why do I need the priest at all? Why can't I just confess my sins to God? (Originally aired: 01/29/10. The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer is on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, Sirius 159, and XM 117, Monday through Friday, 7:00pm to 10:00pm EST. Give us a call with your questions and comments: 1-888-3-CATHOLIC, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.sirius.com to get subscription information.)