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FORGOTTEN SINS

Those grave sins which a person would have confessed in the sacrament of penance but sincerely forgot. They are forgiven along with whatever sins are confessed, with the proviso that, should they later be remembered, they are then mentioned in a later confession as having been inadvertently forgotten.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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