Due to recent events, I’ve been burdened with the desire to attend confession. I am a severely lapsed Roman Catholic, and haven’t been to confession since 88-89. I guess my question is how would the best way be, to go about it? Also as background my wife is a devout Baptist, My father, and sister “both former Catholics” are now strident atheists. There is no Catholic Church in my county, and our agency has no Chaplin. Can I even receive confession now, or do I need to attend some sort of classes.
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*] God’s Love for You
*]After sixteen years, can I return to the Church?
*] Where do I begin…?
*] How do I make my first confession in fifteen years?
*] How do I best prepare for confession after being away for 43 years?