I remember being indoctrinated how "bad" the Catholics were and in particular the confession practise was always ridiculed.
I was thinking about it today, if I felt guilty about something how wonderful it would be to open a confessional booth, talk to a priest, confess, he would say some words to me, tell me what to do as penace and on my way I would go. I think their thought is that the judging is really left up to God (I hope I have that right) and then I thought about the JC committee. You walk in, they grill you, you confess, they judge you (not God) and then DF you if they think it's warranted.
Starting to think that the Catholics had it right after all. They don't break up families, they don't condone anyone, they just hope that the person will do the right thing and leave it up to God.