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Robert wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a non-believer but am an open-minded one and would like to try different religious views.

  • That said, I was wondering if non-believers are allowed to go to Confession?

Robert

  { Are non-believers who are open-minded to other religions allowed to go to Confession? }

Eric replied:

Robert —

Only Catholics and those about to enter the Church are permitted to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known as Confession), but if you want to speak to a priest and discuss your sins in a non-sacramental way, I think most would be open to that.

Just make it clear that you are not Catholic and are just seeking spiritual counsel.

Eric

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