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April 2020 If I follow Pope Francis' guidance, will I receive a general absolution without waiting for my priest?
January 2020 Can I confess my sins to a friend instead of to a priest and be forgiven; and are swear words sinful?
January 2020 If someone hasn't finished their penance, can they still go to Communion and what if they forget?
January 2020 After a good Confession, when I fall again, how do I persuade myself not to give in to sin again?
January 2020 What if I desire a good Confession but can't remember whether I confessed sins from long ago?
January 2020 If you didn't grasp your penance until after leaving Confession, should you bring it up next time?
January 2020 In this situation, is this scrupulosity on my part or is it a sin I should go to Confession for?
January 2020 Can I participate outside the Church and why does the memory of sin remain, after Confession?
January 2020 What is Communal Reconciliation or does this go under a different Church definition?
August 2019
April 2019 Since I have anxiety about telling a person my darkest faults is there an alternative to Confession?
January 2019 As a young Catholic, besides going to Reconciliation, what else can I do to make God forgive me?
January 2019 What should I do if the priest cannot grant absolution to the sinner?
August 2018 Do two Catholics who are having sex with different people have a correct notion of forgiveness?
August 2018 If I haven't gone through any program, can I just go to a Church and confess my sins to a priest?
April 2018 Do I need to go to Confession after watching a soap opera even though I had no sexual experience?
January 2018 If a person sexually assaults someone, will God forgive them, and must the priest tell the police?
January 2017 Which Confessor should I follow if they had different views and would both Confessions be valid?
January 2017 Seeing that I owe restitution, do I have to take any job in order for my Confession to be valid?
January 2017 Can you explain the year of forgiveness and if the Pope forgives, why did Jesus have to die for us?
January 2017 Can a Catholic receive absolution later for marrying a Protestant with a non-annulled marriage?
August 2016 If I doubt the validity of my Confession during Confession, does it invalidate my Confession?
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