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Note: Seal of Confession
Quoting Canon 983.1 of the Code of Canon Law, the Catechism states, "...It is a crime for a confessor in any way to betray a penitent by word or in any other manner or for any reason"
You must be sorry you committed the sins and resolve to do your best not to repeat them.
The priest or bishop hearing your confession (deacons don’t have the power to celebrate this sacrament), offers forgiveness, saying a prayer that calls on God to give you absolution and peace.
After you confess your sins, the priest gives you a penance to perform. A penance may be to do something nice for your enemy every day for a week. It may involve any one of the corporal or spiritual works of mercy. Or it may be a set of prayers, such as saying the Our Father or the Hail Mary, a certain number of times.
There are three Rites of
You must confess all known mortal sins to a priest. You can confess all your sins, but start with any mortal sins.
Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution
Reconciliation with General Confession and Absolution.
Reconciliation of Individual Penitents.
Both forms may not be private but...
Pope John Paul II clearly affirmed that "there is no sin, not even the most intimate and secret one, the most strictly individual one, that exclusively concerns the person committing it....Every sin has repercussions on the entire ecclesial body and the whole human family"
Thank you so much for listening. :)
Act of Contrition
a Catholic prayer that expresses sorrow for sins. It may be used in a liturgical service or be used privately, especially in connection with an examination of conscience.