I suppose if a few Vatican clergy are nervous about non-traditional views of the sacrament, they wouldn’t like the towelette approach either.
Curious that psychiatry would be held in such low esteem. Serious mental health is grueling, demanding, and as diocesan beancounters know, very expensive.
Instead of scaring off even more churchgoers, tougher confessionals could win back Catholics yearning for traditional practices, said Francis Rocca, a Vatican correspondent for Religion News Service. “About 30 years ago the church started calling penance ‘reconciliation’, which to some Catholics might sound more like therapy than a sacrament,” he said.
Tougher priests. Right. My suggestion would be holier confessors.