Father Joseph V. Corpora, CSC, '76, '83M.Div. | April 28, 2016
Hearing confessions in parishes is always a moment of grace. I meet the old and the young, parents and children, married people and widows, engineers and construction workers, people who last went to confession 20 days ago and people who last went to confession 20 years ago. That’s pretty much the scene at the Basilica as well, since in addition to the students a lot of people from South Bend and many visitors come here to go to confession.
During Holy Week I heard confessions for about 15 hours. I tried to remember the advice of the Holy Father when he spoke to us as Missionaries of Mercy in February. “When people come to confession, smile at them. If you can’t smile, go do other work.” I smile a lot.