Why do Catholics confess to a priest, instead of directly to God?


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A Protestant calls into a Catholic radio station with this question ‘Why do Catholics confess to a priest, instead of directly to God’. Since a priest is a sinner and only God can forgive sins, the caller is not comfortable confessing to a priest.

If you are Catholic, have you wondered about this question? Listen to Catholic Answers’ Trent Horn answer this question using scripture and reason.



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