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SACRAMENTAL CONFESSION

The auricular confession of one's sins in the sacrament of penance. If they are mortal sins, it is required that they be confessed as to number, type, and such circumstances as affect the gravity of the sins committed.

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

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