Just when should I go to confession?


#1

I sometimes miss a lot of masses and I haven’t committed any mortal sins, just normal stuff, like getting angry, cussing once in a while and arguing with the wife. I haven’t attended mass in over a month. Should I go to confession when I haven’t committed any mortal sin or just go to mass without going to confession?


#2

Missing Mass without a sufficiently serious reason can be a mortal sin. It would be wise to attend confession so as to assure that you can receive worthily.


#3

Gladtobe:

Just when should I go to confession?

Whenever you decide to be a practicing Catholic.

If you are content “getting angry, cussing once in a while and arguing with the wife” then don’t change a thing.

Peace in Christ…Salmon


#4

Objectively, missing mass (on a Sunday or other Holy Day of obligation) is a mortal sin. But even if one hasn’t committed any mortal sins, he should still make confession a regular part of his spiritual life.


#5

[quote=gladtobe]I sometimes miss a lot of masses and I haven’t committed any mortal sins, just normal stuff, like getting angry, cussing once in a while and arguing with the wife. I haven’t attended mass in over a month. Should I go to confession when I haven’t committed any mortal sin or just go to mass without going to confession?
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Missing mass is a mortal sin. You should go to confession before you attend the next mass if you want to receive the eucharist.


#6

Charity. There’s a lot of us stumbling and picking ourselves up.

Missing the Sunday mass is a mortal sin. You must go to confession before receiving Communion.


#7

[quote=gladtobe]I sometimes miss a lot of masses and I haven’t committed any mortal sins, just normal stuff, like getting angry, cussing once in a while and arguing with the wife. I haven’t attended mass in over a month. Should I go to confession when I haven’t committed any mortal sin or just go to mass without going to confession?
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I had the very same problem. I asked Fr Serpa at AAA and this was his response. I got myself to confession and I don’t miss Mass anymore…mostly because I LOVE the Eucharist.
forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=22511
P.S. Don’t get dead before going!


#8

Someone said, “Objectively, missing mass (on a Sunday or other Holy Day of obligation) is a mortal sin”

I’m not so sure that there is any such thing as an objectively mortal sin. I could be wrong about that. But mortal sin by its very nature is subjective in that it depends upon free consent. Now, there is objective gravity. That’s probably what you mean. There are objective gravity and *subjective culpability. *

Jamie Cassata


#9

[quote=nohself]Someone said, “Objectively, missing mass (on a Sunday or other Holy Day of obligation) is a mortal sin”

I’m not so sure that there is any such thing as an objectively mortal sin. I could be wrong about that. But mortal sin by its very nature is subjective in that it depends upon free consent. Now, there is objective gravity. That’s probably what you mean. There are objective gravity and *subjective culpability. *

Jamie Cassata
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I should be more clear. There are three components of a mortal sin: grave matter, knowledge, freedom. The first is objective, the second two are subjective. Missing Mass on Sunday is a grave matter. It fulfills the objective portion of a mortal sin. If it it was done without knowledge or freedom then it was not a mortal sin.


#10

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