Reconciliation rooms

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  I wonder if you might be able to share any insights regarding the design of reconciliation rooms or confessionals in light of the safe environment policies adopted to protect children and those who are vulnerable.  Are there any specific guidelines being offered or are they up to the local church’s /dioceses.


A:  To my knowledge, there are no national guidelines on this. Guidelines may exist in certain dioceses or parishes. Many confessionals are now equipped with a glass window.