The sacrament of reconciliation has been a dwindling Catholic practice since the 1950s, however the season of Advent brings increased numbers of penitents.
Friday, December 21, 2007 | 1:00 p.m. CST;
updated 5:08 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008
COLUMBIA — Michael Flanagan still remembers his boyhood visits to confession with his family, the long line of penitents waiting half an hour or more to confess their sins before receiving the Eucharist at Mass on Sunday.
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