DETROIT -

A Brooklyn-based organizer is giving guilty New Yorkers a new option: confess to a stranger.

According to the New York Post, the company urges people who feel they can’t tell a priest to call Mr. Apology instead.  People can call 347-201-2446 and then they’ll be asked to confess their sins.

Callers are not asked to identify themselves.  They will eventually be played to the public.  The organizer stresses that the confessions won’t make their way back to law enforcement, clergy or government officials.

 The project is based on the work of the late artist Alan Bridge, the original Mr. Apology, who set up a confessional in the 1980s.