Detroit, Mich., Jul 3, 2019 / 02:21 am
Dog walkers, bike riders, joggers, and Catholics priests hearing confession - most of these things you can find in any given park on any given summer day. But one of these things is not like the others.
In St. Mary's park in Monroe, Michigan, passersby and street traffic looked on with a befuddled look on their faces on June 17 while four Catholic priests, cleric-clad with stoles draped over their shoulders, heard the confessions of roughly a few dozen penitents over the course of two hours.
It was the second such "Priests in the Park" event for the 20,000-person community located 25 miles south of Detroit.
"My goal was to really magnify this awesome sacrament that the Catholic Church has, and put it out in public," Joe Boggs, one of the organizers of the event, told CNA.