Confession, specifically the practice of confessing one's sins to a priest, is a quite common practice in the Catholic Church. When and how did this sacrament first originate and become codified as ...
The Catholic church at the time of Luther had refined what they called the sacrament of penance. It consisted in contrition (genuine remorse for one’s sins), confession (to the priest), and ...
(Pardon the length - my original post was more concise, but wasn't clearly conveying my question.) Background: I am currently studying the Spiritual Disciplines at a Protestant seminary. For those ...