Good afternoon everyone,
I plan to begin RCIA when classes resume in the fall and look forward to converting to Catholicism when the initiation is complete. In the meantime I am faithfully attending mass, praying and reading the Bible and studying Catholicism. However in the meantime, I am worried about the condition of my soul. I know there are things I need to confess. In the fall of 2007 I was moved by God to repent to Him for sins and then seek forgiveness for those I have sinned against. I truly feel repentant, but I believe I need to go through confession as well. Furthermore I am currently in a civil marriage(now headed for divorce) that I am about 99% sure was not sacramental and not recognized by God, and I don’t know what to do about it at the present. I would like to confess to a priest. But as someone who has not been baptized into the Catholic church, am I allowed to partake in confession?