Websites where visitors can confess sins are reportedly becoming more popular in a society that has moved away from traditional modes of confession, such as one-on-one meetings with priests. Sites such as IveScrewedUp.com, DailyConfession.com and absolution-online.com reportedly offer ways for sinners to confess. At the same time, online confession sites reportedly give churches a vehicle to get people in contact with faith. What do you think of these new cyber-hubs for confession? Do they bring people closer to religion?
God could have communicated with the human family in any way he desired, but “in the fullness of time, he sent his only begotten Son.” God communicated to the human family in human flesh, that of Jesus his Son.
The Catholic Church has a deep respect that the Incarnation of the Son of God is continued in the flesh of his Church, the Mystical Body of Christ. The sacraments of the Church, including confession, rely on human contact. We take to heart the words of Jesus: “Where two or more are gathered in my name, I am present in their midst.”