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aleteia.org/2015/04/27/why-do-catholics-confess-their-sins-to-a-priest-instead-of-directly-to-god

Apr 27, 2015 ... Why do Catholics confess their sins to a priest, rather than going directly to God? Well, the quick answer is because that's the way God wants us ...

www.gotquestions.org/confession-sin-priest.html

Answer: The concept of confession of sin to a priest is nowhere taught in Scripture. First, the New Testament does not teach that there are to be priests in the ...

sfacatholic.net/why-do-catholics-confess-their-sins-to-a-priest

Why is it not enough to confess them directly to God (Jesus)? First note that Catholics do not tell their sins to a priest "instead of to God," but to God through a  ...

oca.org/questions/sacramentconfession/confessing-in-the-presence-of-a-priest

So, we confess in the presence of the priest to acknowledge that our sins, whether we wish to accept it or not, affect the entire faith community on the one hand, ...

www.catholic.org/prayers/confession.php

You may kneel at the screen or sit to talk face-to-face with the priest. ... (In order to make a good confession the faithful must confess all mortal sins, according to ...

www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/confession_of_sin_to_a_priest.htm

Confession of Sin to a Priest. The practice of Confession arises from the example and command of Jesus, who showed that human nature could be used by God ...

diopitt.org/node/6482

Confession is not difficult, but it does require preparation. We should ... Confess all of your sins to the priest. The priest will help you to make a good confession.

www.catholicfaithandreason.org/confession-of-sins---how-biblical-is-it.html

Confessing Sins to A Priest—How Biblical is It? Picture. Apologetics—What they are not? They are not an apology for our faith, on the contrary, it is a defense of ...

www.catholic.com/tract/confession

In the early Church, publicly known sins (such as apostasy) were often confessed openly in church, though private confession to a priest was always an option ...

www.scborromeo.org/papers/confess.pdf

admission of one's sins made to a duly approved Priest in order to obtain absolution. Confession is called the "sacrament of Penance" as: the recipient must be ...