Home Busted Halo Videos Ministry Resources Sacraments 101 + 201 Sacraments 101: Penance (why we confess) By The Editors November 15, 2011 Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? Can’t we just pray to God for forgiveness? If I sin but no one is affected then can I say, “no harm, no foul?” These questions and more are answered in this edition of “Sacraments 101,” a web video series geared for those who’d like an introduction or refresher course on these important, tangible Catholic experiences of God. The Sacrament of Penance (aka Reconciliation) is one of the healing sacraments, and celebrates the loving embrace of God when we turn toward him and away from our sins. To download this video go here and click the download arrow or choose save or download. Disclaimer: Please note that this video may include stock photos of priests or bishops who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct or in other ways brought scandal to the Church. We at Busted Halo are working on revising this and our other videos accordingly.