confessional

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a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions

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Priests addressed birth control more assertively in the confessional after the encyclical, but seemed largely uneasy with this greater emphasis--especially in a period of great economic hardship during which Catholics sought successfully to limit the number of children that they bore.
GLASS-fronted confessionals to stop children being abused by paedophile priests will not appear in Ireland the Church, has said.
The confessionals, which cost more than pounds 1,550, are soundproof but leave both the priest and parishioner visible.
Last year, a double-glazed glass panel was inserted into the confessionals but staff at the cathedral are now considering introducing a completely transparent box following a report's recommendations.
A spokesman for the archdiocese said: ``There will still be plenty of the traditional confessionals at the cathedral.
FOR the time being, Roman Catholic churches in Wales will not install the new style of glass-fronted confessionals which are being introduced elsewhere.
Designed to be a sign of transparency in church dealings, the glassshielded confessionals have already been installed in Plymouth Cathedral and churches in England.
Last year a double-glazed glass panel was inserted into the confessionals, but staff are now considering a transparent box.
The idea of open confessionals was recommended in a report after a series of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic church.
They want glass-fronted booths or open-plan confessionals so the child and the priest are in view of others.
com or at any of the offline kiosk confessionals located within the MGM MIRAGE Las Vegas properties.
Catholics born after Vatican II have never experienced the long Saturday lines at parish confessionals.
Large urban churches in metropolitan areas had many confessionals with little lights above the entrances to signal, first, whether a priest was there (light on over middle slot) and then whether sinners were confessing in the flanking slots at that moment (red light above) or the slot was open (green light above).
FRANK BIDART WAGERS THAT TITLING a poem "My Mother's Nipples," as Robert Hass did, doesn't make it confessional ("The Journey").
Erich Leitenberger, Archdiocese of Vienna spokesman, after a Vienna church tried to sell a confessional on eBay as a possible one-person sauna, child's play house, or small bar (AP, July 20)