By Fr G. Chris Saenz, Chile, ‘00
The author is from Omaha, Nebraska, USA, and is a frequent contributor to Columban publications. He spent some time in the Philippines during his formation and was ordained in 2000. He is based in Chile.
Fr Chris Saenz with young pilgrims
‘Father, I am angry that my parents are divorcing.’ This could be an example of a young person’s confession. I am often struck by the honesty and profoundness of what young people share. It highlights for me what the sacrament of reconciliation means - a true desire to seek God’s saving grace in a situation that one would like to leave behind.