Jimmy Akin explains why we confess our sins to a priest, as well as what the tearing of Temple’s Veil represents.
Also, check out the following Bible verses – it’s Biblical!
Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins
…and he said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. ‘As the Father sent me, so am I sending you.’
After saying this he breathed on them and said: Receive the Holy Spirit.
If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven; if you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.
So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another to be cured; the heartfelt prayer of someone upright works very powerfully.