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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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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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How does personal Confession work from a Reformed Perspective?

There is an overlooked universal truth regarding how God deals with sin today that should help our view of confession: God is not imputing sin to anyone today. Our sins were left in the ground with ...
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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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