is it better to confess to God directly or thru a priest?

@coolchai (614)
Philippines
February 23, 2007 7:09pm CST
my husband believes that it is ok that you just confess your sins directly to God and not thru a priest. but for me i think you should still consult a priest since he is ordained by GOd.what do you think?
4 responses
@sugarlen (138)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
We Catholics believe that we must confess our sins to someone else. In this case priests are instruments for us to know what we have to do and feel that someone is listening to us specially when we are down and troubled.
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@sunny1984 (640)
• India
26 Feb 07
Your husband is righ.There is no need to go through a priest. Becouse God is every where and he listen to eery one equally, and also he says(according to islam)ask from me not from others. So if God itself says ask from me directly then why to go to others. Be positive.
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
24 Feb 07
well if you believe in jesus then you confess to god throgh jesus name.If confessin to a priest is the only way what would happen to those who are not does not have a priest near or in his country who is new to the religions of God in his country then I guess he is dome if he cannot confess to a priest cant afford to fly to another counrty to meet a priest to confess then they die try to get to God
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Having a duly ordained confessor certainly has its advantages. Not the least of which is the advice he can dispense for you. Also, if you do not recall all your sins, when he gives you penance and absolution all the sins are forgiven, even those which you have forgotten. (provided of course you have a true sorrow for those sins and a firm resolve to amend your life) Also, Christ loves the humble and it does require humility to confess to a priest. Besides, telling our sins to our duly ordained priest is also whispering into the ear of Christ.