Confession is good for the soul
Here is a recording of the homily for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, year C, at the 9 AM Mass on March 22, 2010.
Homily for Sunday V of Lent https://didobonaparte.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/10-03-22-lent_5_9am.mp3
Here is a written summary of this homily:
Since the Second Vatican Council, there has been and increase in people receiving Holy Communion. It seems that almost everyone in the congregation who has made their first Holy Communion comes forward to receive. However, since the mid-sixties, there has been a decline in those going to the sacrament of Confession. This seems odd, since going to Confession makes us better prepared to receive