he couldn't help but feel uncomfortable with just how often hewas indulging himself.Then, one night, she came into the sanctuary when no oneelse was there, and confessed.The keys jingled in the lock of the confession booth. FatherJoseph didn't like having to keep the confession booth locked,but more than once, he'd gone to lunch and come back to find thebooth defiled in various ways. Something about its sanctityapparently invited people to come in off the street and fill itwith every manner of bodily fluid. Rather than dwell on thegeneral rot of society, Joseph had simply taken to locking thebooth.He sat down and went through the normal pre-confessionroutine. He noticed that she was nervous, unsure of herself. Shehad obviously not been to confession in a long while, if ever.He wondered if she was even Catholic."I have had carnal knowledge, Father, of a young man," shesaid at his prompting."I take it you are not married to this young man?""No, Father." She burst into tears, big wet sobs that tookFather Joseph by surprise."Well, the Bible teaches us that such an act is a steppingstone down the path to damnation. However, such an act is notunforgiveable. There's no reason to be this upset."