Martin Luther had many grievances with the Catholic Church, and one of the most important was about the way confession and absolution for sins was performed. At the time, a person who committed a venial sin could often pay their local priest for a dispensation that would allow them to...

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There are many Protestant churches where the formal ritual of confession has been entirely eliminated, and it has been replaced with personal confessions to God alone. No church officials need to be present, and the person can confess wherever they happen to be at the time. These churches claim every...

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The Roman Catholic Church has a long history, and its rites and rituals are an important part of their worship. Forgiveness of sins has been ritualized into the Rite of Confession, and this is taught to children and newcomers before they are allowed to fully celebrate Mass. Unlike many other...

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