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The True Confessional

Sir: Reference the letter by Bernie Masters in the June issue. At my age of ninety-one, in defending the truth of the Catholic faith I must have answered this hoary old tale a hundred times. It is Mr Masters who “misunderstands the purpose of the Catholic Church’s Confessional”. A penitent is confessing to God. The priest is an appointed intermediary and is there to give us some humility and perhaps human advice. The real forgiveness comes from God. Our Creator is not as naive as Mr Masters thinks. Every honest Catholic and priest is aware of the hypocrisy Mr Masters…

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