I am doing some research on private confession and absolution. Do any of you gentle readers know of any good materials on how to choose a father confessor?
For the typical parishioner, this is not really a issue, or at least it shouldn’t. They go to their pastor. But to the parish pastor, he has to make a choice. Some (including the wise Dr. Kenneth Korby) urged that one go to your circuit counselor. I have personally never bought that argument. So much of private confession is based on trust. If I don’t trust the pastor, I am simply not able to confess my sins to him. I wish it were otherwise, but that’s the way it is.
Any guidance or thoughts on the subject which you have would be greatly appreciated.