Fair warning, this doesn't really qualify as a "fun fact." As a matter of fact, it's a pretty disheartening one. According to a 2014 study from a Georgetown nonprofit organization, only 2% of Catholics regularly go to Confession. Additionally, 75% go less than once per year or not at all. Yikes! Not good!
Let's start with an admission: Confession can be uncomfortable. It's painful to admit when we're wrong, right? It's a vulnerable place to be. It's also daunting because Confession asks us to change; we're called not only to be sorry for our sins, but to resolve to try to root them out of our lives when we say "I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin."
Another fear people sometimes have is that the priest will view or treat the