Can I go to confession before being received into the Church?
I was baptized Catholic as a baby, but raised Protestant. Last year I began studying the Catholic faith, and have been studying on my own since then. I am about to join an RCIA class, and have been going to Mass.
I know that I can't receive the Eucharist until I have completed RCIA. My priest has said that I will be confirmed at Pentecost. But, can I still go to confession, since I was baptized? Or do I have to receive formal instruction through RCIA in order to be able to go to confession?