An Anonymous Priest Is Taking Confessions Via Snapchat
What do you do when you just have to confess your sins, but don't really have the time for a trip to church?
Well, an anonymous priest in Texas had an idea: offer his services via Snapchat.
The man, who goes by @PriestDavid on the messaging app, told News 4 in San Antonio that he has been a priest for 23 years and will be taking the confessions through March 16.
He billed it as a way to reach out to young Christians.
Skeptics, however, caution believers that this doesn't really qualify as a confession.
A priest told the station:
"It's not confession. It's not what the sacrament is all about," said Rev. Tony Vilano. He hears confessions in person daily at San Fernando Cathedral downtown.
He questions who could be behind the online confessions.
"He's not a Catholic priest. The church teaches when you go to confession, you should go to a priest either behind a divider or face to face," he explained.
Vilano went on to say that confessing through your phone takes the "humility" out of the sacred act.
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