For many years, A Confessor's Handbook has been the indispensable guide for priests & seminarians on the sacrament of Reconciliation. The revised edition focuses specifically on the priest's ministry as confessor. This essential book is not limited to general principles, but offers a rich trove of practical examples drawn from the author's decades of experience as a priest & confessor. This revised & expanded edition remains as insightful & faithful to church teaching as the first, but also addresses the challenges of hearing confessions in the twenty-first century. It includes a new appendix on Reconciliation for priests, and contains the whole text of the Pontifical Council for the Family's Vademecum for Confessors. Priests, seminarians, and even lay people who wish to make the most of their sacramental experience will find that they cannot do without this book.
Published 2010; Paulist Press; paper.