Don't confess other's faults, own up to sins, Pope says

Posted January 3, 2018 4:18 pm by Editor

Don't confess other's faults, own up to sins, Pope says

VATICAN – Fear and the shame of admitting one’s own sins leads to pointing fingers and accusing others rather than recognizing one’s own faults, Pope Francis said.
“It’s difficult to admit being guilty, but it does so much good to confess with sincerity. But you must confess your own sins,” the Pope said Jan. 3 at his first general audience of the new year.”I remember a story an old missionary would tell about a woman who went to confession and she began by telling her husband’s faults, then went on to her mother-in-law’s faults and then the sins of her neighbors.

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