...teaching by example. This is certainly the first time that a Pope has gone to confession before the world.
So no excuses for Catholics who don't go this Lent.
Among the more idiotic and silly things that I have heard in discussions on this topic over the years: "I don't need to go...I don't commit sins." "I can never think of any sins to tell" "I haven't been for years. I consider myself to be a good person".