Sunday, September 9, 2012

Young People 

and Confession

by Fr. Milton Efthimiou

 The motivation for this article came from a young teenager who heard me speak on pornography and drugs. He asked me if it was a sin to read “dirty books,” and to occasionally smoke marijuana. I told him that he should go to his priest and that if he wished to reconcile himself with God, he should go to the sacrament of confession. He called me back one day and said that his priest said that we no longer emphasize the confessional and that the confessional should be used for very serious sins.....