“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
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Power to Forgive Sins
Why do Catholics tell their sins to a Priest? After all, man can't forgive sins.
Jesus gave priests the power to forgive sins.
"He breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.'" John 20:22-23
Priests forgive sins only through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Related verses: 2 Cor. 5:18, James 5:16, Matthew 18:18