Below is a good video on the history, purpose and practice of the Sacrament of Recollection, the website it appears on described it as:
“Face it, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a mystery to many, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. What is the real purpose of this sacrament? Why must a priest be involved? Doesn't God already know my shortcomings? How can Jesus really forgive me?
Fr. Paul Campbell, S.J., tackles these issues and illuminates this sacrament through its evolution in the church. Drawing on his own experience and those of his fellow priests, Fr. Campbell discusses the difficulties many face in understanding, accepting and participating in this sacrament.”
Jesuits On... Reconciliation from Loyola Productions on Vimeo.