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Roman Catholic AnswerNo, not normally. If you are referring to a good confession in which you, perhaps, honestly forgot a sin, then, yes, in that instance, the sin would be forgiven IF you mention it during your next confession, and tell the priest that you honestly forgot it last time.

But if you are asking if your sins are forgiven if you just neglect to go to confession and tell all of them, then no. Jesus set up confession as the normal way of having your sins forgiven, and you must abide by that.

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Why do Catholics have to confess their sins to a priest?

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