As per Lawkidunya and according to Roman Catholic canon law, “The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words or in any manner and for any reason.” The confessor is always an ordained priest, because in the Catholic Church only ordained priests can absolve.
What Happens After you Confess to a Priest
As per Lawkidunya, the word priest will give you a penance which may be a prayer or action intended to join your sufferings to the Cross of Christ to “complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church…” (Colossians 1:24) and offer reparation for the effects of your sins.
What Sins Cannot be Forgiven by a Priest
As per Lawkidunya, and whoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever shall speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age, or in the age to come.” The same idea that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable is found in Luke 12:10 and Mark 3:29.
Can the Priest Forgive People Who are Confessing their Sins
As per Lawkidunya, when we confess, we confess first and foremost to God whom we have offended. Then the priest—acting on the authority given to him by Christ through the Apostles—forgives us in the name of the Persons of the Blessed Trinity. Christ told His Church that “the sins She forgave would be forgiven.
What Happens If a Priest Breaks the Seal of Confession
As per Lawkidunya, any priest who breaks the seal of confession is subject to the church’s most severe penalty – automatic excommunication, revocable only by the Pope. The idea is that people will feel free to confess sins without fear