Is the identity of the penitent kept in confidence?

We have a classical Lutheran Academy connected to our church. One of the practices that we have is on Thursday afternoons, we offer private confession and absolution to the students and faculty. Been doing it for years, but I’ll tell you about that another time. This morning I had a first for me. I had […]

How to choose a father confessor

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 […]