Confession Question


#1

What if you go to confession, and when you come out you realize you forgot to say a couple venial sins that you were planning on saying? Are you still forgiven?


#2

Yes.

You’re not obliged to confess venial sins, so they’re forgiven whether you confess them specifically or not.

(If you honestly forget to confess a mortal sin, even that is forgiven, though the Church’s rules stipulate that you’re supposed to mention them next time)


#3

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What if you go to confession, and when you come out you realize you forgot to say a couple venial sins that you were planning on saying? Are you still forgiven?

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Did you know that reception of the Beloved in the Eucharist has the power to wipe away venial sins? :) He takes care of making your soul as candid as snow, and it is wonderful that you have the intention of confessing venial sins as well!


"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our iniquities from us."


#4

As already stated, confession of venial sins are not required but certainly encouraged, at least sometime.
Besides the proper receiving of Holy Communion, the Confiteor wipes away venial sin, obviously with the right circumstances/disposition.

CB


#5

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