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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.

Patient discussion about confession

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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The first is the attempt by Bartolome de las Casas to use the sacrament of confession as an instrument to compel the Spaniards, conquistadores, and colonizers to admit that their actions violated the natural rights of the natives, as well as God's commandments, and constituted mortal sins, and that the only way to receive divine forgiveness and avoid eternal condemnation was to restore to the indigenous communities their lands, confiscated wealth, and sovereignty.
Goethe praises the sacrament of confession and sees his art (as discussed above) as salutary in the same way--it allows one to get rid of one's guilt through an intermediary/medium and regain peace.
While no single factor led to the substantial decline of participation in the sacrament of confession, O'Toole identifies the major components of this phenomenon in the section titled, "In the Court of Conscience: American Catholics and Confession, 1900-1975.
Most of these authors also had their institutional obligations in mind: to fulfill the confessor's responsibility to portray models of devotion and to defend the sacrament of confession and doctrines such as the intercession of saints.
By refraining from killing Claudius, Hamlet simultaneously reveals a Protestant belief in the sufficiency of private repentance and a traditional conception of the spiritual powers conferred on priests in the sacrament of confession through his evocation of the priestly role of binding sins.
As no exemptions are made, the absolute confidentialty of the sacrament of confession could be violated.
Parias first met Green in the 1960s, when he wrote an article on the sacrament of confession for France Catholique.
The 57 men and one woman who showed up celebrated Mass, received the sacrament of confession, and got 'love letters' from their families who Eloriaga said, 'missed their 'old' fathers, husbands, sons and family members.
15) Elements of both types finally merged during the medieval period into the sacrament of confession as prescribed at the Fourth Lateran Council and later confirmed by the Council of Trent, such that auricular confession submitting to the judgment of a sin-absolving priest remains the official, mandatory form of penance to this day.
Why did Jesus institute a sacrament of confession when he appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection?
The discussion is based on the theories of Foucault and Benveniste about the uses of the sacrament of confession, language, and narrative to form late medieval selves.