[quote="Jerok, post:1, topic:187347"]
I'm entering the Church in April. I already had my general confession and confess regularly now (I've heard this is weird for a non-Catholic so early, but I love it.) I went on a vacation in January and missed Mass since I slept in - do I have to confess this to God, or is this in no way a sin since I'm not Catholic?
Also, am I obligated to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Fridays, etc? I already had meat today (I really didn't know you were supposed to abstain on Ash Wednesday in addition to the Fridays) so do I need to confess it?
I'm going to honor God and fast/abstain anyway, but I would just like to know the rules. Thanks all! :thumbsup:
If you have already been given access to the Sacrament of Confession then your teachers/spiritual advisors feel you are Catholic without the formal entrance. You should act as a Catholic. To not do so would be an sin against your conscience , I would think.
You can't help what you didn't know. You should be getting better instruction on some of this. However you have access to places like Catholic Answers so you have no excuse to be ignorant in the future unless you really try to get answers and no one can help you.
You could also look up good catholic teaching on other websites such as the EWTN site.