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Questions about Confession, also know as Reconciliation or Penance.
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January 2023 When it comes to the sacrament of Confession, what does "reconciling with the Church" mean?
January 2023 Can you help me understand the sin of presumption as it relates to my struggles with mortal sin and when I go to Confession?
January 2023 I need to go to Confession but when I had my Confirmation, did that remove my sins and other sins prior to Confirmation?
August 2022 Can you give me advice on how to deal with a quite scrupulous conscience even after Confession?
April 2022 Can you tell me if these three actions constitute mortal sin from the Church's view?
April 2022 Can you advise a scrupulous conscience on how to handle the doubts I have about my Confession?
April 2022 Do we pay for the sins of our fathers or grandfathers and can we ever get too much Catholic radio, T.V., and Apologetics?
April 2022 Should I tell someone that a priest at my parish is gay; if he's there, it's hard to go to Confession?
January 2022 Did I lie in Confession to the priest about my penance and, if so, is this a mortal or venial sin?
January 2022 If you purposely held something back from a past Confession, do you have to confess your sins again?
January 2022 Since Jesus knows anyway, will I still be forgiven though I didn't tell the priest exactly what I did?
August 2021 If you were ignorant to confessing the number of mortal sins, do you have to disclose them next time?
August 2021 Is saying this good enough in Confession or do I have to actually say the word "masturbation"?
April 2021 What is the proper vestment for a bishop who would administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
April 2021 To confess sexual sins, do I have to be specific or can I just say, "I looked at impure images"?
January 2021 What is the official teaching (in Church writings) on perfect contrition and imperfect contrition?
January 2021 Is the absolution of an accomplice in a sin against the sixth commandment taken to the Holy See?
August 2020 Since Jesus is the only One who can forgive sins, why go to the pope or priests for forgiveness?
August 2020 What is sodomy and what if I want to go to Confession (for mortal sins) but my parents disallow it?
April 2020 How do you confess specific sins, like "giving scandal" when you go to Confession?
April 2020 Am I still absolved from my sins if I didn't tell him any of my sins or should I go back and try again?
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