May I have my first Confession anonymously?


I am in the RCIA program and my church does confessions face to face in an open room. Would it be ok for me to request the confession to be in a confession box or go to a nearby church that does confessions in them. I am not at all comfortable with doing the confession face to face.

Also, I was baptized by my grandfather, who was a minister, in the womb before birth. The reason for this was because he was dying of brain cancer and my family wanted him to do it. Is this a valid baptism.



You are entitled to go to Confession anonymously if you wish. The Catholic Church does not consider baptism in the womb to be valid.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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