Forgotten Sins
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(02-03-2017, 11:43 AM)Justin Alphonsus Wrote: If we earnestly forget a sin from our past, not withholding it out of embarrassment or what not, but a sincere forgetfulness, are we still forgiven and put in the state of grace.

And also, after we have confess, I have heard of the grace of forgetfulness.  Is it good to try and really forget some sin we have committed in the past.

Yes, your sins are forgiven...all of them.  It is good to repeat the sin forgotten next time in the Confessional, though not necessary.

To make a good/valid Confession please consider the following:

- Know your sins manner and number of times you've committed them.
- Know which are morbid and venial (morbid sins must be purged through the Sacrament of Confession before receiving Holy Communion)
-- Morbid sins must meet all criteria: Grave sin (i.e. act is intrinsically evil/immoral; rule of thumb but not comprehensive 10 Commandments); Knowledge of sin being grave; and full consent of the will to act on sin (temptation doth not constitute a sin).

- Sins must be grieved, as in, you must feel sorry for the pain caused either for disobeying God, or fear of Hell.
- One must be prepared to make a change in their life to cease sinning (this does not mean you will succede, but that you will actively try to avoid sinning)
- Name all sins in kind and number in the Confessional and do not under any circumstances, consciously withhold morbid sins.
- Make Act of Contrition
- Do the Penance that has been dispensed to you.


Do these things and you are set for life.
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Messages In This Thread
Forgotten Sins - by Justin Alphonsus - 02-03-2017, 11:43 AM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by Optatus Cleary - 02-03-2017, 02:04 PM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by J Michael - 02-03-2017, 02:17 PM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by GangGreen - 02-03-2017, 02:32 PM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by Justin Alphonsus - 02-03-2017, 04:16 PM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by austenbosten - 02-04-2017, 07:59 AM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by Poche - 02-06-2017, 12:33 AM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by In His Love - 02-06-2017, 12:44 AM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by Justin Alphonsus - 02-06-2017, 05:07 PM
Re: Forgotten Sins - by Poche - 02-07-2017, 12:58 AM



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