general confession


general confession
 ; general absolution
   This term refers to the celebration, in case of grave necessity, of the sacrament of Reconciliation with a general confession of sin by all those present and the giving of general absolution by a priest. For the absolution to be valid, the penitents must have the intention of privately confessing their serious sins as soon as possible. (See CCC 1483)

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  • Confession — Con*fes sion, n. [F. confession, L. confessio.] 1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one s self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. [1913 Webster] With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would bring him… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confession and avoidance — Confession Con*fes sion, n. [F. confession, L. confessio.] 1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one s self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. [1913 Webster] With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confession of faith — Confession Con*fes sion, n. [F. confession, L. confessio.] 1. Acknowledgment; avowal, especially in a matter pertaining to one s self; the admission of a debt, obligation, or crime. [1913 Webster] With a crafty madness keeps aloof, When we would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confession — For other uses, see Confession (disambiguation). Confess redirects here. For other uses, see Confess (disambiguation). Confessing redirects here. For the evangelical protestant movement, see Confessing Movement. This article is for the religious… …   Wikipedia

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