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Why do Catholics go to Confession?

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Uploaded by Romantic Catholic on Jan 29, 2008

John Martignoni explains in 2 minutes why catholics confess their sin to a priest rather than straight to God.


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  1. Christina
    1 year ago

    I like what you showed but I am still curious about why you confess your sins to a priest. What about the verse 1 Timothy 2:5- "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"

    Doesn't that mean that ONLY Jesus can ask God to forgive you. And if so does that mean that when someone is confessing their sins to a priest that they priest is taking those sins to Jesus and NOT directly to God?

    And as for the part of confessing your sins to one another doesn't that mean that when you sin against someone you should confess to the person you sinned against and ask them to forgive you. And if they do not forgive you then their sins will not be forgiven.

    I am truly curious about this. I grew up Methodist and have asked Catholic friends about this but they themselves are not completely sure.

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