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CATHOLIC DOORS MINISTRY
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the Exam for the Bible Course,
"THE SACRAMENT OF CONFESSION"


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1. Is the Sacrament of Confession necessary for the believer to achieve salvation? _____

a. Yes.
b. No.
c. Only if a person believes in it.

2. When you receive the Sacrament of Confession... (Choose the best answer.) _____

a. The priest is present.
b. Jesus is truly present.
c. Jesus is truly present through the ministry of the priests, hearing your confession.

3. The Sacraments of Christian initiation involve how many Sacraments? _____

a. Baptism, Confirmation and the Holy Eucharist.
b. Baptism, Confession and Confirmation.
c. All seven Sacraments of the Church

4. Jesus united the forgiveness of sins to faith and what? _____

a. Baptism.
b. Confirmation.
c. The Holy Eucharist.

5. Who instituted the Sacraments? _____

a. The Church.
b. The Apostles and early Church fathers.
c. Jesus Christ.

6. What does the Sacrament of Confession do for members of the Catholic Church who are sinners? _____

a. It is the last step to salvation and eternal life.
b. It reinstates the membership in the Church.
c. It gives back the grace of God that was received in Baptism and lost because of sin.

7. When is a priest allowed to share with others what was said between the penitent and himself during the Sacrament of Confession? _____

a. When the Bishop asks him to do it.
b. When he gets a Court Order to do so.
C. Never under the sacramental seal.

8. When the penitent receives the Sacrament of Confession, he places himself before... _____

a. The merciful judgment of the priest.
b. The merciful judgment of the Church.
c. The merciful judgment of God.

9. The greatest effect of sin is that... _____

a. It is an offense against God.
b. It is an offense against others.
c. It bothers one's conscience.

10. Through the Sacrament of Confession, the baptized is reconciled with... (Give the best answer.) _____

a. The Church.
b. God.
c. God and the Church.

11. Must a penitent approach the Sacrament of Confession with a contrite heart and religious disposition? _____

a. Yes.
b. It is not necessary.
c. It depends on the sins that were committed.

12. Having reached the age of discretion, how often are the faithful bound by an obligation to confess their sins? _____

a. Once a month.
b. As often as necessary.
c. Once a year.

13. How can grave sins be forgiven? _____

a. Sometimes by tears of repentance and intercession of the saints.
b. By reading the Scripture and all sincere acts of worship and devotion.
c. By the Sacrament of Confession.

14. The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is for who? (Choose the best answer.) _____

a. For those who have gone to confession at least once a year.
b. For those in full communion with the Church.
c. All the members of the Body of Christ.

15. The Catholic Church recognizes confession on the Internet when... (Choose the right answer.) _____

a. You know the priest who offers the service.
b. It is done with complete sincerity.
c. The Catholic Church does not recognize it.

16. Regarding venial sins, the Church teaches... _____

a. They should only be confessed when there is a large number of them.
b. Because it is not necessary in itself, one does not have to confess them.
c. While it is not necessary in itself, the Church recommends that one also confess them.

17. Why does the priest read the Word of God during the Sacrament of Confession? _____

a. To enlighten the conscience.
b. To draw contrition.
c. "A" and "b" above and to exhort repentance.

18. Is the Sacrament of Confession complete in itself if the penitent has not performed the penance that is received? _____

a. Yes.
b. No.
c. It depends if he has time to perform it.

19. Repentance, also known as 'contrition' must be spiritual inspired by motives that arise from... _____

a. Faith.
b. Hope.
c. Charity.

20. The main element of the formula that the priest uses during the Sacrament of Confession states that forgiveness comes from its source... _____

a. God the Father.
b. Jesus Christ, the Son.
c. The Holy Spirit.

21. The Sacrament of Confession is not complete until one has..._____

a. Gone to Confession with a sincerity of heart.
b. Performed the penance.
c. Done reparation.

22. What is the penance of the penitent based on? _____

a. The gravity and the nature of the sins.
b. The guideline book that the priest has to use.
c. They are all the same.

23. Who is the final judge regarding the administration of communal celebrations of the Sacrament of Confession? _____

a. Any priest can do it.
b. The Bishop of the Diocese.
c. There is no need for a judge because it is standard procedures.

24. Does a large gathering of faithful on a pilgrimage constitute a grave necessity to justify general absolution? _____

a. Yes.
b. Only when there are thousands of pilgrims.
c. No.

25. What is necessary for one to receive his final instalment? _____

a. The Sacrament of Baptism.
b. The Sacrament of Confession.
c. Perseverance in the living faith.

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