Communication Grace Shame

Shame is a grace we ask for

By on August 30, 2021
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The confessional shouldn’t be a torture chamber.  Some confessors can be excessively curious. To be explicit about details that are not necessary. Shame is a grace we ask for; it is good, positive, because it makes us humble. But in dialogue with a confessor we need to be listened to, not interrogated.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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