I'm sorry if I offend any Catholics, but I truly do not believe a priest or Monsignor can forgive you of your sin's.People use as an excuse to do wrong! If I can in a box and tell a priest I was drunk all week. He tells me say three hail Marys and move on...your forgiven. Men does not have the ability to forgive your sinsAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by dullscissors at 4:50 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Jesus had 12 Apostles but hundreds (thousands?) of disciples. Jesus gave His Apostles (not disciples) power and authority to reconcile us to the Father when He said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained" (John 20:22–23). The only way for the Apostles to know which to retain and which to forgive is to forgive the sins told to them. In the early years of Christianity we see that Paul wrote of the Ministry (or Sacrament) of Reconciliation, "all this is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and given us the ministry of reconciliation" (2 Cor. 5:18–20).
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Answer by kittieashy at 6:03 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
As a catholic I can tell you that isn't how it works. You have to repent to God and be sorry for your sins, God knows whats in your heart for there is no tricking God. You should stop reading your church bulletins about catholics because it's extremely biased and just plain wrong.
Confession is meant to be a cathartic and introspective experience because you spend time reflecting on your sins before confession. The Pope also goes to confession, it''s about humbling yourself and admitting that you have made mistakes and that you fully intend to make ameands and do better. Going to confession is up to the individual but it can be really healing.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:06 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
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