"At a certain point in one's growth, there is no progress without it. The critics...are right in saying that God is not tied to one vehicle as an avenue for the forgiveness of sins. They are wrong, however, when they denigrate the importance of a good private confession.
Simply put, confession is the sacrament of the mature and one grows mature by confessing one's sins."
- from Daybreaks, by Fr. Ron Rolheiser