What is Confession?

The Catholic Answers

Confession is a Sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ by which those who fall into sin after Baptism may be restored to God’s grace. Confession is called the Sacrament of Penance because it supposes that the recipient is truly repentant of his sins. It involves the admission of one’s sins made to a duly approved Priest in order to obtain absolution.

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