Originally Posted by Ron Conte
Anyone who has perfect contrition, that is, contrition motivated by love of God and neighbor, is forgiven for their sins, even if they cannot get to confession or are Protestant.
"The King of Love my Shepherd is, His Mercy faileth never" Only God sees the heart, knows the sufferings and secrets of every soul. We do well to follow the rules with humility, knowing that our best efforts are still not perfect, our contrition only rarely perfect. Yet, this King of Love makes provision for this reality of our fallen state, with generosity and kindness. How great is our God.