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What Is “Anonymous” Confession?


What is "anonymous" confession?


One confesses anonymously when one kneels behind a privacy screen and does not confess face to face with the priest. In the decades before the revision of the sacramental rubrics, this was the standard manner in which confessions were given. Even after the revision of the rubrics, all Catholic churches are required to give people the option of confessing their sins either face to face or from behind a screen.


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