Why Do Catholics Confess Their Sins To A Priest?

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!

Matthew 9:2-8

Mark 2:5-12

Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins

John 20:19-25

…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.

James 5:14-16

Any one of you who is ill should send for the elders of the church, and they must anoint the sick person with oil in the name of the Lord and pray over him.

The prayer of faith will save the sick person and the Lord will raise him up again; and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.

So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another to be cured; the heartfelt prayer of someone upright works very powerfully.

Matthew 18:18

‘In truth I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven; whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

 

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