Television Episode

14416 - The Purpose and Power of Confession


(Program 14416) Confession. Penance. Reconciliation. Three names used to describe one sacrament with one main purpose – the forgiveness of sins. Unfortunately, many Catholics, as well as non-Catholics, are confused about the need for confession, and have various misgivings about confessing their sins to a priest . What is the biblical basis of confession? Why did Christ give the Church the power to forgive sins? Are there psychological as well as spiritual benefits to the sacrament? Is confession necessary? And what makes a confession a good one? These are just some of the questions about the Sacrament of Penance that our guests will answer.

February 3, 2008 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm US/Eastern