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How Soon Is “as Soon as Possible” to Confess a Mortal Sin?


The Catechism (1452) says that perfect contrition needs to include the intent to go to confession “as soon as possible” for the contrition to obtain forgiveness of mortal sins. Does this mean that after such a sin, I ought to call and make an appointment straightaway, or grab the priest after Mass, or is it enough to go to the next regularly scheduled confession time?


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