[quote=Feanaro’s Wife]Sometimes the first step a person makes is to appeal to us here on an anonymous internet forum comprised mostly of faithful Catholics.
We are representatives of the Faith and we need to respond as such. While we do not need to encourage people who “brag about their sins” we do need to have some compassion for a person in a tough situation.
Maybe all they need is to hear someone here suggest they go to confession. Having a positive, caring response from people on this forum may give them the reassurance they need that their priest will be just as caring…
so to 1281:
by all means, ask your question, state your problem or whatever… but be respectful of the members here and do not give us “too much information”, lol. This board is frequented by young teens and we need to remember to keep it “G” rated.
I hope you will post again and give us a chance to help. If you have already gone to confession and no longer have the problem, please just let us know you are ok…
I agree. :clapping:
Confession is a good place to give elaborate details…at least if you get a private appointment with a priest. Otherwise it’s suggested that you do confessions as quickly as possible with the least bit of details unless asked so otherwise. But let’s say 1281 is healed from sin and he (or she) no longer feels guilty of that sin. Most likely 1281 will still be curious about the other solution/s of his/her situation.
In extreme situations…those mothers who have gone through the abortion procedures. They go to confession, get obsolved and now they’re spotless; but there’s still plenty of healing process they must go through like naming their child/ren, praying, and talking about their conflicts with others. Perhaps that’s all what 1281 is getting done through this.
Just out of curiousity…has it been suggested to everyone or anybody else on this forum to simply go to confession and not post their problesm on this forum???