Confession It is a term that comes from Latin I confess. It's about the declaration who performs a person , either spontaneously or when asked by another subject. The confession usually includes data hitherto unknown by the listener.
For example: “The singer's confession about her sexuality surprised millions of fans”, "When he heard his wife's confession, Ramiro thought he was going to pass out.", "I don't want to lie anymore, it's time for confession: I'm going to phone Agustina to tell her what happened in that house".
At the level of right , the confession is a personal statement of the inmate or the litigator in front of the judge within the framework of a judgment : "After four hours of inquiries, the detainee broke down and made the most anticipated confession, informing where the victim's body was", "The confession was not long in coming and Justice ordered the immediate imprisonment of the offender".
For the Catholic Church , the confession is a part of the sacrament of penance or reconciliation , which consists in the declaration of sins committed before a priest. Through this sacrament, believers receive the sorry from God for sayings sins .
In this sense, it should also be stressed that the aforementioned religious must fulfill what is known as the secret of confession. Specifically, what is established with him is that he cannot reveal, under any circumstances, what a faithful has revealed to him during his sacramental confession.
Such is the importance of this maxim that even in Canon Law it is established that the priest who will use that information and reveal it must submit to the consequences. That is, you will have to accept that you have been directly excommunicated.
In many cases, there has been the fact that a priest has known who has committed a crime, because the offender has told him so, but he has not been able to make his identity known because he was subject to the secret of confession.
To receive divine forgiveness, Christians must go through four stages: repentance (the intention of never committing sin again), the confession (the verbal enumeration of sins before the priest who acts as a confessor), the satisfaction or penance (the actions ordered by the priest as reparation for sins) and the absolution (decreed by the priest in the name of God).
In addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore that in the field of culture there are certain works that make use of the word that concerns us in their titles. Thus, for example, we find the movie "Confession", which in 1940 was released by the hand of director Luis José Moglia. In it we are told the life of a group of musicians and as one of them falls hopelessly in love with a woman whose only dream is to succeed.
In the same way, we also find the film entitled "Confessions of a dangerous mind". In 2002, the one that brings us closer to the life of Chuck Barris, who worked as a producer and as a CIA agent, came to the big screen.