Thursday, January 17, 2008

Question to cradle Catholics

Has anyone ever heard of the following?
If it is necessary to walk by a confessional, it is considered polite to cover one's ear with one's hand, to show respect for the sanctity of the confessional. This is a pious practice even when no-one is in the confessional.
I'm all for pious practices but I've sure never noticed anyone doing this one. There are some churches where you'd have to just keep your ear covered as you walk down the aisle.


Adrienne said...

I've been a Catholic for 62 years and have never heard of such a thing. Now, we do hang back a bit when lined up for confession so as to not accedently overhear what is being said in the confessional.

the mother of this lot said...

Never heard of that one!