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INTEGRITY OF CONFESSION

The duty, based on divine law, of confessing in the sacrament of penance all the certainly grave sins committed since one's last valid absolution. All mortal sins are properly confessed when their number and species (distinctive quality), together with the circumstances that change the species of the sins, are exactly indicated.

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

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