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*Catholics Only* Forgot to confess a sin

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Porpoise, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Porpoise

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    So I went to confession earlier this month, and then I went a second time yesterday to make sure I got everything, because I'm getting confirmed today. But just this morning, I remembered another sin I forgot to confess. I didn't confess it because I thought it only happened before my baptism, but then this morning I remembered it might have been after too. Also, at the time I committed the sin, I didn't know it was a sin. Am I in a state of grace?
     
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  2. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Yes. Because you honestly forgot. That sin is forgiven as well.
     
  3. AvilaSurfer

    AvilaSurfer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yes, what Michie said. Unless you purposely hold back confessing, the priest absolves you of all your sins, whether you’ve remembered it or not.
     
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  4. Tomm

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    If you didn't know it's a sin, then it can't be a sin.
     
  5. GodsGrace101

    GodsGrace101 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but he knows it NOW and that's what counts.
     
  6. GodsGrace101

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    Hi P,
    I'm not sure what they're teaching in RCIA these days,
    but whatever they taught you is good.

    I'm sure they said that today only mortal sins have to be confesssed, unless you choose to do otherwise.
    And you must confess at least once per year, preferably at Easter time.

    So...
    1. Know what TYPE of sin you committed.

    2. If it's a venial sin, you could confess it directly to God.

    3. If it's a mortal sin and you can't get to confession,,,,you can still go through your confirmation, with the knowledge that you will confess it asap.

    It's confession by desire in the case of mortal sin...but then it must be followed through.

    If it's a venial sin, you are under grace...no problem.
     
  7. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother?

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    Other comments have provided good information.

    What I’ll say is that I understand the rules. But if I remember a forgotten mortal sin later, I go ahead and confess it next time anyway.

    I don’t expect anybody else to do that so don’t interpret this a criticism. I only do this to ensure honesty on my own part.
     
  8. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    ugh. Forget it. *deleted*
     
  9. AvilaSurfer

    AvilaSurfer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Please stop spreading lies.
     
  10. Porpoise

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    Everything I hear tells me my sin was absolved even though I forgot to confess it (or accidentally didn't because I didn't realize I had to). But for some reason, because of my OCD, I just can't seem to shake the feeling that if I receive communion, I could be sinning. I can't get my mind off it. Please pray for me. It was absolved, wasn't it? I can receive communion like this, right?
     
  11. Davidnic

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    Sins honestly forgotten are forgiven. You can receive communion.
     
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  12. AvilaSurfer

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    Yes
     
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  13. GodsGrace101

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    Stop worrying about what God has forgotten.
    Have a wonderful confirmation day.
    You're confirming your baptism into the Christian faith.
    Be happy!
     
  14. GodsGrace101

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    I'm not going to derail the O.P. thread because it's very important to him...

    But I'd LOVE to know what you THINK I'm misrepresenting...

    You could PM me.
     
  15. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    The title says Catholics only. I have no idea why some seem to think it excludes them when they no longer claim to be Catholic. You cannot have your cake and eat it too.
     
  16. AvilaSurfer

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    I could but I won’t. Just stop.
     
  17. GodsGrace101

    GodsGrace101 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't stated anything wrongly.
    If you think I have, you should state so for the benefit of those reading along.

    What did I post that you believe is incorrect?
     
  18. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    This is an advise thread asking help from fellow Catholics. Please stop presenting yourself as a practicing Catholic on this forum. You are only allowed to fellowship. Not give advise or debate. It's simple.
     
  19. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    Sorry for the derail Porpoise. Be assured your sins, even the ones honestly forgotten are forgiven. You can always mention it next confession to give you peace of mind. Prayers for you.
     
  20. GodsGrace101

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    Who's debating?
    Every word I posted is correct.
    BTW, Catholics are Christian too.
    If it has to say "catholic" under my avatar then I do apologize....
    If not, then one that knows Catholic doctrine SHOULD post...
     
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