Confession Question!


#1

I just read an article about examining one’s conscience/going to the Sacrament of Confession, and it said that one must confess all mortal sins AND the NUMBER of times committed!

#1 — I don’t know the number of times I have committed this sin, and

#2 — If I were to make an estimation, that would be embarrassing enough!

What do you do if you don’t know the number? Can you just say, "The many times I have . . . "

I really need the help. I’ve been wanting and needing to go to Confession for many many months!!


#2

catholic1,

I know you appreciate straight answers, so here it is: yes you must confess the number of times you have committed a mortal sin, if you can remember.

If you can’t remember an exact number, than an approximation is sufficient, such as “about X times”. If that type of approximation is impossible than “about X times per (day) (week) (month) (year)” is sufficient.

Pray to the Holy Spirit for the courage and strength to go to confession! I will say a prayer for you as well.

God bless you,
VC


#3

Embarrassment is not necessarily a bad thing. It is bad if it keeps you from going to Confession. It is good if it keeps you from committing the sin again after your Confession.


#4

“Too many times to count”

That’s what I use!

God bless!

Dana


#5

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