Paragraph 1467

1467. Given the delicacy and greatness of this ministry and the respect due to persons, the Church declares that every priest who hears confessions is bound under very severe penalties to keep absolute secrecy regarding the sins that his penitents have confessed to him. He can make no use of knowledge that confession gives him about penitents’ lives.72This secret, which admits of no exceptions, is called the “sacramental seal,” because what the penitent has made known to the priest remains “sealed” by the sacrament.


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460. What are the duties of parents toward their children?

292. What are the fruits of Holy Communion?

98. What does the virginal conception of Jesus mean?

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40. Why is the revelation of God’s name important?

485. In case of war, what does the moral law require?

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Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The Beatitudes: Understanding Their Meaning and Importance (Matthew 5:3-11)

What is the power of gratitude and how can we practice it in our daily lives, according to Psalm 100?

What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

How can faith influence Christian behavior according to 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12?

What is the example of perseverance in the faith that Paul set in 2 Timothy 4:7?

The Holiness of the Priesthood: How does the law of priestly holiness in the book of Numbers teach us about the importance of purity and dedication in the worship of God? (Numbers 18:1-7)

What does the Bible say about the true source of comfort in times of trouble?