Clearing misunderstandings

Like I said in my other thread, my friend and I are making a Catholic website. Well, many people have misunderstandings about the Catholic Church, like about Mary and confession.

Could you help me clear these two misunderstandings please? They are the hardest for me to explain.

Any help would be really appreciated,

these are two pretty broad topics with numerous objections and responses. You may need to clarify exactly what you are asking.

See if this thread helps any.
Alfie’s Assertion That Confession is Optional.

and with respect to the Blessed Virgin.
Reasons Why I Believe in The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Assumption

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