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Presuming it is a valid confession with the right intention, forgetfulness of the priest is no basis for thinking one's sins are not forgiven. The Catechism does not speak directly to a priest forgetting to give absolution, but there are several statements that would make one think forgetfulness does not determine a failure to receive forgiveness for sin. ...


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There is no requirement for a man to say anything for the repentant to receive absolution. It is God who forgives sin (Isaiah 43:25-26) when it is confessed (1 John 1:9) by the repentant person (Acts 3:19) who acts in forgiveness toward others (Mark 11:25) by the power of Christ's blood and grace (Ephesians 1:7, Matthew 26:28) whereby the sin is removed ...


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In order to answer your question fully well, first we need to understand what gives absolution to a sinner who confesses. The sins of a confessor will not be absolved simply by stating the them. In order to achieve absolution either perfect contrition or partial contrition (also known as attrition) is required. Contrition is sincere and complete remorse for ...


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I think Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1257 will help here: 1257 The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all nations and to baptize them. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of ...


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Catechism of the Catholic Church | THE SEVEN SACRAMENTS OF THE CHURCH 1210 Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian ...



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