[quote="nlm, post:5, topic:177831"]
Let me start by saying I was not "balking" grace.I said that because I knew someone would respond by reminding me of the grace one receives from sacraments.Can you explain how receiving the Eucharist forgives venial sins? I have never heard that before.I was taught that all sins must be confessed.I was also told that one can indeed receive the Eucharist having committed venial sins,but not mortal sins.But the Eucharist forgiving venial sins is new to me. God Bless.NLM
Should I confess forgotten venial sins?
For the future, please remember that reception of the Eucharist is also effective for the forgiveness of venial sins. If you commit a future venial sin, you can obtain forgiveness for it through Communion.
Receiving Christ in the Eucharist forgives venial sins. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) explains, “As bodily nourishment restores lost strength, so the Eucharist strengthens our charity, which tends to be weakened in daily life; and this living charity wipes away venial sins” (CCC 1394, emphasis in original).
THE SACRAMENT OFPENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
Eucharist and Penance. Daily conversion and penance find their source and nourishment in the Eucharist, for in it is made present the sacrifice of Christ which has reconciled us with God. Through the Eucharist those who live from the life of Christ are fed and strengthened. "It is a remedy to free us from our daily faults and to preserve us from mortal sins."35
[quote="peary, post:6, topic:177831"]
It is true that venial sins can be forgiven, as when we recite the "I Confess" during Mass and ask God to forgive us, but that shouldn't stop one from being able to confess venial sins during a Confession.
During the Confiteor (I Confess . . .) we are asking all the angles and saints and our brothers and sisters in Christ to PRAY for us - we are not actually forgiven by saying it. It is through the reception of the Eucharist that our venial sins are forgiven.