Returning to the confessional takes 'a bit of courage'
EDMONTON – Of all the sacraments, confession often appears to be the most intimidating, and most people tend to avoid it — sometimes for years, says Fr. Roger Niedzielski.
“I wasn’t a priest all my life, so I understand the shame of coming before someone else and admitting to your own faults and sins, and it does take quite a bit of courage,” said Niedzielski, one of more than 100 priests in the Edmonton archdiocese who took part in this year’s Day of Confessions event on Feb. 20. Similar events for Lent are held in dioceses throughout Canada. In the Archdiocese of