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Stevin Habba wrote:

Hi, guys —

I know the answer to this, but I am looking for something from Canon Law or the Catholic Church that talks about what we, as Catholics, are supposed to do, in regards to Confession, if there is no priest available. I am trying to respond to someone who asked the following question:

  • If there were no Catholic Church were I live, where I can go to Confession?
  • Would I go to Hell, even if I had faith in Jesus Christ?

Please reply as soon as possible, as I would like to respond to this man in a manner which will bring him closer to the Catholic faith. : )

Thank you and may God continue to bless this ministry.


  { If I cannot get to Confession because there is no Church were I live, would I go to Hell? }

Mary Ann replied:

Stevin —

The Church teaches that our sins are forgiven by God as soon as we repent, with the hope [and/or] intention to receive the sacrament when available.

A sincere Act of Contrition is all that is needed.

Mary Ann

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