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Confessing Charles wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • If, many years ago, you went to Confession quite frequently, but did not know you had to say the number of times you committed a mortal sin, because you didn't know the protocol, are you now obliged to mention these mortal sins at your next Confession, somehow estimating the number?

I have read, in (Quicumque Vult [the Athanasian Creed]) [EWTN][Wikipedia], that you would not need to confess these sins in your next Confession as you were ignorant of the protocol.

  • Is this correct?


  { If you were ignorant to confessing the no. of mortal sins, do you have to disclose them next time? }

Eric replied:

Charles —

Yes, that is true.

Do it to the best of your ability going forward, but don't worry about the past.


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