Thanks for the ping.
Venial sins may be forgiven through pious reception of the Eucharist. But in view of the serious nature of mortal sin, Jesus instituted the sacrament of penance.
So few people go to Confession now, I'm wondering if that is because we have lost the nature of sin. Most Catholics these days probably could not identify mortal sin and thus the need for Confession.
You learn something new every day. I subscribe to Columbia magazine, as a Third Degree Knight, and when I first read the part about how pious reception of the Eucharist forgives venial sins, I was amazed. Even with my Catholic education, reading tons about the Catholic faith, and my own personal devotion, I had never heard that. I felt blessed. For even if I have committed venial sins, I still go to Confession. It's good to know about this, even though I think it's a good idea to go to Confession at least once a month. It's good to know, for the opportunities for Reconciliation are less than receiving Communion, and we so easily fall into venial sin, due to our human weakness.
posted on 04/13/2003 7:47:32 PM PDT
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