12Oct ‘The Confessors’ on RTÉ 1 Mon 12th Oct

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The Confessors

Documentary that speaks to a selection of Irish priests, urban, rural and chaplains discuss the sins they’ve heard that have impacted and stayed with them. They also discuss why they have stayed within the church.

This link is to RTÉ Player and only works in Ireland (copyright reasons).

https://www.rte.ie/player/movie/the-confessors-e1/157358632412

3 Responses

  1. Pól Ó Duibhir

    Interesting, but very scrappy. Could have done with a good editor and a producer/director who was a bit more together.

  2. Patrick O Sullivan

    Obviously very fine guys interviewed and, at long last, a Church-friendly programme on RTE. But not a single word was mentioned about Community Confession. We talk so much about community, celebrating together, working together, and even about social injustice, societal sins and the enormous shame of the Catholic Church as a community. So, where has community confession gone? In the 80s and 90s, I remember celebrating Community Confession in Brazil – with an optional one-to-one with the priest where possible, but always with Community Absolution.
    Seems so awkward to be hearing confessions at 2/3 metre distance in the open air! And with children! Undoubtedly brave priests, but is there not another ecclesial solution? Shouldn’t the possibility of Community Confession – and I mean real Community Confession – not be studied in these trying times? This is not to disparage the one-to-one more therapeutic Confession.

  3. Joe O'Leary

    The form of community confession is a perfectly respectable and even traditional form of the sacrament (communal confession was normal when groups embarked on sea journeys). The Vatican stonewalling on this has wiped out the sacrament.

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