EWTN.com - sacrament of penance: "sacrament of penance
Dear Fr. Trigilio & Fr. Levis Congratulations on your show, I really love watching it here in the Philippines. My question is: Will it be possible that the Sacrament of Confession be given on-line or in the internet since the Sacrament of Eucharist can be viewed from the television, as like the Mass in the Vatican previewed to the whole world and the final blessing of the Pope is valid to everyone watching it as his blessing with the people in St. Peter's Square?
Answer by Fr. Jay Toborowsky on 10/26/2008:
A blessing (even from the Pope) is a Sacramental, not a Sacrament. Sacraments must be done in person."