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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  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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You may kneel at the screen or sit to talk face-to-face with the priest. ... I firmly resolve with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance and to ...

aleteia.org/2015/04/26/why-do-catholics-confess-their-sins-to-a-priest-instead-of-directly-to-god

Apr 26, 2015 ... Jesus sends out His disciples with the authority on earth to forgive sins. When Catholics confess our sins to a priest, we are simply following the ...

www.aggiecatholicblog.org/2012/08/is-confession-to-a-catholic-priest-necessary-or-can-you-go-straight-to-god

Aug 29, 2012 ... Therefore, based on the Biblical evidence, we see forgiveness of sins is explicitly tied to confession to a priest, who has the authority to forgive ...

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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.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 ...