“CATHOLIC BASICS” with Fr. Bill – Confession to a Priest

THE PRECEPTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Precept #2:
“You shall confess your sins at least once a year.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2042
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Why is Confession to a Priest essential for the forgiveness of sins?
Why can’t I Confess directly to God?
How does it coincide with Salvation in Christ and God’s overall plan for the salvation of souls?
Is there a Biblical precedent for Confession, and how does the Old Testament lead into the Catholic practice of Confession?

“CATHOLIC BASICS” with Fr. Bill

THE PRECEPTS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Precept #1 :
“You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2042

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Fr. Bill addresses the obligation to celebrate Sunday Mass and answers the questions:
Why do Catholics go to Mass on Sundays?
How did the command “Keep Holy the Sabbath” shift from an observance on Saturday for the Jewish People to Sunday for Christians?