I'm asking for help understanding an aspect of Catholic teaching. I am trying to understand all that I can, and I have questions about confession. This website (www.gotquestions.org provides a Christian view of why confessing to a Priest is not necessary. Can you please help me understand why Catholics believe this is necessary and important? Any information would be great. I admit I am a little bit blind to some things due to my upbringing. My parents don't believe in confession.