Catholic Straight Answers
Do I need to confess venial sins or only mortal sins?
Why go to confession?
What is the difference between mortal and venial sin?
Why cannot habitual sinners be forgiven?
What is “general absolution” and under what circumstances is it allowed?
Is receiving First Penance before First Holy Communion optional?
How do you go to confession?
Does a person only have to go to confession when in a state of mortal sin? What about the “Easter Duty”?
Can the seal of confession be broken or the secrets ever be revealed by priests?
Why are the capital sins called “the capital sins”?
I am an elderly person, and I remember having to fulfill the Easter Duty. Does that still apply?
What is the Easter duty?