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How should I report a priest for promoting sin?

Denounce the priest to his superior, the local bishop. Contact your diocese's office about how to do this; Catholic-Hierarchy provides dioceses' contact info. Discussing one type of abuse of the ...
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If and When a Catholic Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession

If and When a Priest May Reveal Something from a Penitent's Confession? A priest may ask the penitent to seek advice from another confessor. However the identity of the penitent must never be ...
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What is the biblical basis that we no longer need to confess and repent?

Before attempting to find out what the biblical basis is for believing Christians no longer need to confess and repent (according to Joseph Prince and Andrew Wommack), we first need to establish what ...
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What is the biblical basis that we no longer need to confess and repent?

Like most good lies, there is a kernel of truth here hiding underneath the perversion of the Gospel. Scripture is quite clear that Christ died for repentant sinners. Because God exists outside of time,...
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Why are indulgences ever needed for oneself?

Why are indulgences ever needed for oneself? Sin has consequences! Just because ”one participates in the Sacrament of Penance throughout his life”, this is no guarantee that all the temporal ...
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How does personal Confession work from a Reformed Perspective?

There is an often-overlooked truth about Protestantism, which is that Luther did not abolish private confession. While those brought up Protestant often do not feel the same need to for private ...
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What are priests actually doing during confession in regards to forgiveness?

In connection with priests "taking on the role of God" and "forgiving sins," I'd point to Christ's assurance to the apostles that "Whose sins you shall forgive, they are ...
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Why are Orthodox Christians expected to go to confession if they don't distinguish between mortal and venial sins and they don't believe in Purgatory?

I'm going to give a Protestant answer because, while incomplete, I think it is beneficial to addressing your questions, "why is confession necessary at all?" and "would Catholics still ...
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Did my post baptism absolve my sin of abortion?

Protestantism covers a rather wide spectrum of beliefs, so it's difficult to give a definitive answer. That said, Protestantism generally does not designate the enumeration of specific sins as a ...
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Did St. Augustine, as a priest, listen to people's confessions of sin?

It seems so. From a Sermon to the Catechumens on the Creed: “When you shall have been baptized, keep to a good life in the commandments of God so that you may preserve your baptism to the very end. I ...
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How does general confession work when ordinary confession absolves you of all your past sins?

How does general confession work when ordinary confession absolves you of all your past sins? This is one of those questions that for individuals who take their spiritual life very important and to ...
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Lords Prayer. Asking for Forgiveness

Once saved always saved, of course. When saved you have eternal life. The clue is in the description. Once saved you become the bride of the one who hates divorce. Once saved you become a child of ...
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Lords Prayer. Asking for Forgiveness

This prayer was given to Israel and prior to Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. The shed blood of Jesus Christ was the sufficient payment to God for all of our sins past, present, and future. ...
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What is the biblical basis that we no longer need to confess and repent?

OP: They say we are already forgiven for our past, present, and future sins, and because of that our sins are overlooked. So there's no need to confess our sins, ask forgiveness, and repent. What is ...
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