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confession

[kənfesh′ən]
an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression.

confession,

n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.

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Q. How can I confess to my girlfriend that I am bipolar? Not that it really matters, since I cannot attract a woman to save my life, but I was wondering if there is ever a good time to say, "Hey, I am bipolar" and anticipate the reaction. As a bipolar man who is looking for some love and sex, how should I handle the topic, if at all?

A. Thanks JennJ. I think you're right about the group mentality. Thanks.

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One of our youngsters had a surprise first confession.
The show opens with Blair struggling to make his first confession as a new Catholic convert because of his guilty conscience.
He praised the Dutch Catechism, objected to the use of the term "transubstantiation," replaced personal sin by a "fundamental option" for or against God, and held that First Confession should be preceded by First Communion.
And while it has elements of all these beautiful and attractive Christian ideas, it has fallen into such general disuse that for millions of young Catholics in their 20s and 30s their first confession has been their or:isl confession.
In bewilderment and disbelief, I watched as the children were called out by name and were ushered onto the altar to make their First Confession in front of their parents, friends and peers.
For years, teachers in integrated schools who tried to arrange for Catholic pupils to make their first confession and communion, and to be confirmed, met silence or obstacles.
But as her first confession, detailing sex assaults in the run-up to the shooting, was read out in court she blurted out: "The only reason I told that story was because I didn't want to get Anna Maria in trouble.
In his first confessions, Rigi stated that he was due to meet senior American officials in Kyrgyzstan to discuss new terrorist attacks on Iranian territory.
Based on the "Schema Israel" (Deuteronomy 6:4), the Old Church of necessity developed the classical creeds of the early church and the theological developments that supported the first confessions of faith.
Poor little Liam's ruddy head is repeatedly filled with guilt and visions of the most Gothic damnations by his sadistic teacher (a hilariously poker-faced Anne Reid) and the stern parish priest (Russell Dixon), with whom the boy must make first confessions and communion.
It is understood the red-faced priest was replaced by Fr Sean O'Neill of Carrickmore parish to officiate at First Confessions due to take place last night.

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