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Friday, December 12, 2003

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Catholic Church in Korea requires the laity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation at least twice per year, once during Advent and once during Lent. We give a slip of paper to the priest in the confessional and are recording in the parish logs as having fulfilled one of our duties as parishoners. I'm not sure if anything like this is done in the United States or anywhere else in the Catholic World. It might be seen in some quarters as an infringement on freedom or evenconscience, but as for me, I'm glad the Church exerts her authority in this way.