30. Conditions for a correct confession

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  1. Conditions for a good confession

    To make a good confession five things are needed:

   - Examination of conscience: to remember the sins commited since our last confession and telling them to the priest who is confessing us.

   - Sorrow for sins: to be sad in our souls for offending God and ask forgiveness.

   - Purpose of amendment: to be confident of not commit these sins again.

   - To tell about our sins to our confessor: telling to the priest, in a clear way, the sins remembered during the exam.

   - To fulfill a penance: doing what the priest ordered us, like a prayer, a sacrifize, an alms...

EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE

   It consists on remember mortal and venial sins comitted since our last confession. We can think in the Ten commandments, the Law of the Church, our duties in study and work or the obligations of our society. In regarding mortal sins, we must say their number and circumstances.

  A. Answer with a word

 To be sad for offending God is  
 To remember the sins commited is to
 
 To be confident of not commit more sins is called
 
 To manifest our sins to the confessor is  
 Do what the priest orders us is  
 Examination of conscience is to remember the mortal sins and also the  
 To revise the Commandments of  

  2. SORROW FOR THE SINS

    The sorrow for the sins is a feeling or supernatural pain for offending God. It could be of two types:

   - Pain of contrition or perfect pain is the sorrow for offended God, because He is infinite goodness, worthy of being loved over the rest of things. This pain must be accompanied by the purpose of not commit the pain again. The pain of contrition will forgive sins if we have the purpose of confess them.

   - Pain of atrition is the sorrow for offend God, originated in the fear of punishment or in the same uglyness of the sin. The pain of atrition is not enough to forgive our sins, so it is necessary to confess and receive the absolution by a priest.

PURPOSE OF AMENDMENT

   It consists on the determination of doesn’t commit sin again, as Jesus told to the public woman: "Go, and sin no more” (John 8,11). We must be dispossed to don’t do it again and avoid all the times when we can commit sin, as bad companies, dangerous lectures, disgusting conversations, etc.

  B. Choose a word

 The sorrow for sins is a feeling of 

 
 The pain for offended God, Infinite goodness, is of
 
 The pain for the fear of Hell is
 
 The perfect pain is from the
 
 It does not forgives sins the
 
 It forgives sins the
 
 The fulfill of not commit sin again is the
 

  3. TO TELL OUR SINS TO OUR CONFESSOR

    We must tell all our mortal and venial sins to our confessor. We must tell about them with humility and simplicity, explaining our sins, even if we are not sure of them, and the circumstances when we commited them. If we do not tell something voluntarily or keep some mortal sins for us, it would be a serious sin, a sacrilege, and the pardon has no effect. But if we forget to tell a sin to his confessor and tell it lately, that sin is forgiven.

FULFILL THE PENANCE

   It means to do what the priest orders us, like pray, make a sacrifice, give alms or other acts.

   It is done to satisfy our debt with God by sin. It is better to fulfill our penance as soon as possible. If the penance is not fulfilled, the confession is still valid, but that breach could be more or less serious, according to the sin confessed.

  C. Choose a word

 We must tell our sins with humility and 

 
 If we don't tell a mortal sin we commit a
 
 If we forgot a sin but we want to confess it our sin is forgiven
 
 If we don't tell your sins you are forgiven
 
 To tell our sins means to do what the priest orders you
 
 Penance must be fulfilled to pay a debt with God
 

  4. Questions from the catechism

1. How many things are necessary to make a good confession?  To make a good confession five things are needed: examination of conscience, pain for sins, purpose of amendment, tell our sins to a confessor and fulfill the penance.

2. What is the examination of conscience?  An examination of conscience is to remember all the sins commited sInce our last confession.

3. What is the sorrow for the sins?  The sorrow for the sins is a feeling or supernatural pain for offending God.

4. What is the purpose of amendment?  The purpose of amendment is a fulfill of not commit sin again.

5. What sins must we confess?  We must confess all the mortal sins and also the venial ones.

6. What means to fulfill a penance?  To fulfill a penance means to pray and make the good works ordered by our confessor.

  C. Choose the correct answer. You can choose between A, B, C, D, E o F

 QUESTIONS

 ANSWERS
 1. How many things are needed to do a good confession?  
 2. What is the examination of conscience?  
 3. What is the pain for sins?  
 4. What is the purpose of amendment?  
 5. What sins must we confess?  
 6. What means to fulfill a penance?  

 

  ANSWERS
 A

 A fulfill of not commit sin again.

 B

 To remember all the sins committed since our last confession.

 C

 To pray and make the good works ordered by our confessor, in order to satisfy the temporal punishment of sins.

 D

 All the mortal sins and also the venial ones.

 E

 Five things: examination of conscience, pain for sins, purpose of amendment, tell our sins to a confessor and fulfill the penance.

 F

 A feeling or supernatural pain for offending God.


  Intentions for a Christian life

   - To learn the best way for a good confession, asking for help to the priest, our parents or a catechist.

   - To prepare a good confession and do it as soon as possible.





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