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17 Jul 2015 Articles Q&A No comments

What is the difference between a diocese and an archdiocese? What about a bishop and an archbishop?

Our Lord established for His Church a structure of leadership based on the apostles, which is known as the hierarchy.  As with any organization, each leader in …

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Padre Pio's “Secret Weapon Prayer” that resulted to multiples of Miracles

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What is the difference between the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed?

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02 Jun 2015 USA No comments

Firing of gay Seton Hall priest highlights a Catholic debate

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19 Nov 2016 Articles Comments (2)

Now the hard work begins!

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The Incorrupts; Saints whose bodies did not decay after death

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18 Dec 2015 News USA Comments (7)

The Bleeding Host of Utah Diocese's Miraculous evidence confirmed

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31 Aug 2016 Articles Comments (6)

List of Sins Catholics have become numb to - Which of these Sins Are YOU guilty of?

Every faithful Catholic is guilty of some sort of sin. No one but our Lord and Holy Mother have ever been perfect, so which sins are the ones believers most oft…

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Can you answer some questions about confession?

Full Question

What are the standards in regards to the faithful choosing one priest to hear their confession over another? If a person goes to confession, but deliberately does not confess a sin by choice because of fear or anxiety, what should he do? On a similar note, if a person fails to confess a grave sin by accident, what should he do?


People are allowed to avoid any confessor for any personal reason—including the embarrassment over a particular sin. No one is obliged to confess face to face. One is free to go to any parish he chooses for confession.

If one deliberately chooses to withhold a mortal sin in confession, that in itself is a further mortal sin and the whole confession is invalid. If the Lord could suffer such agony on Good Friday to forgive our sins, the least we can do is humbly and honestly confess them. If one forgets to confess a mortal sin, that sin is still forgiven in confession, but the person is required to mention it the next time he goes to confession as an act of sorrow and contrition. It’s the least we can do in the face of God’s love for us.


  1. Kristina Reply

    Confession is one of the many reasons I love being Catholic. I go every 1 to 2 weeks, because I do not feel worthy to receive Holy Communion if I dont.

    1. LRC Reply

      Amazing do get it!

  2. Chell Reply

    My eyes just watered up. Wow. How can I really be forgiven. It’s am over whelming concept when finally grasped. Wow.

  3. jeff Reply

    Love my catholic church and am blessed to have all my Sacraments

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