Confession to a Priest Is Not Necessary for God’s Forgiveness

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A person who is Catholic is taught to look for forgiveness by confessing his or her sins to a priest. Papal Rome’s insistence that her people confess is seen in her official teaching in the Catholic Catechism, paragraph 983, “Priests have received from God a power that he has given neither to angels nor to archangels … Were there no forgiveness of sins in the Church, there would be no hope of life to come or eternal liberation.”