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'''Confession''' is the admission of guilt for forgiveness of sin.  To be effective, it is typically expressed to another, usually a cleryman for absolution by him.  All mortal sins are expressed to obtain full forgiveness, while not all venial (lesser) sins need be expressed.   
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'''Confession''' is the admission of guilt for forgiveness of sin.  To be effective, it is typically expressed to another, usually a cleryman for absolution by him.  All mortal sins are expressed to obtain full forgiveness, while not all venial (lesser) sins need be expressed.{{fact}}  
  
 
Confession is usually made in a confidential manner, and clergymen are duty-bound never to disclose a confession.  Numerous legal protections also respect this confidentiality in the very rare instance of an attempt to force disclosure.
 
Confession is usually made in a confidential manner, and clergymen are duty-bound never to disclose a confession.  Numerous legal protections also respect this confidentiality in the very rare instance of an attempt to force disclosure.
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Confessing one's sins - and performing a prescribed [[penance]] - is an important sacrament in the [[Roman Catholic]] faith.
 
Confessing one's sins - and performing a prescribed [[penance]] - is an important sacrament in the [[Roman Catholic]] faith.
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==Alternate Definitions==
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Confession in a secular sense is any admission of a wrongdoing, written or spoken.<ref>http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=confession</ref>
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==References==
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Revision as of 20:02, 7 July 2007

Confession is the admission of guilt for forgiveness of sin. To be effective, it is typically expressed to another, usually a cleryman for absolution by him. All mortal sins are expressed to obtain full forgiveness, while not all venial (lesser) sins need be expressed.[Citation Needed]

Confession is usually made in a confidential manner, and clergymen are duty-bound never to disclose a confession. Numerous legal protections also respect this confidentiality in the very rare instance of an attempt to force disclosure.

Confession has played a central role in Christianity from its earliest days, as in the example of the Confessions of St. Augustine.

Confessing one's sins - and performing a prescribed penance - is an important sacrament in the Roman Catholic faith.

Alternate Definitions

Confession in a secular sense is any admission of a wrongdoing, written or spoken.[1]

References

  1. http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=confession