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Steven wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can I change a promise that I made with God?

I don't mean to break it entirely but to change the sort of "penance" that I have taken to something else.


  { Can I change a promise to God or a penance the priest gave me in Confession to something else? }

Mike replied:

Hi Steven,

Thanks for the question.

You cannot change the penance you received in Confession without the permission of the Confessor who heard your Confession.

Other then that, you are not bound by any personal promise or penance you have made to God unless it was done as a priestly or religious vow in the Church.

Hope this answers your question.


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