Testimony from a SFA Young Church Teen

The Catholic faith for me was at one point just a name. I called myself a Catholic, but didn’t live out the faith in my daily life. Being a part of St. Francis of Assisi is the best thing that has happened to me. This has impacted my life outside the church, as well as, what I want to do for my future career. Now, there are many parts about the Church that are very important, but I am going to focus on Confession. Confession is the key to the forgiveness of our sins. Truly trying to stay away from sinning is hard, but that is our goal as Catholics.

Everyone sins; it’s a part of our human nature because no one is perfect. We, as Catholics, believe that there are two main categories for sin, Mortal and Venial. Mortal sins are the bigger sins (ex: murdering someone) and Venial sins are the smaller, daily sins (ex: lying to a friend). These sins are defined in the Catechism. We sin every day and the best way to rid yourself from your sins is to go to Confession as often as you can.

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