According to Catholic teaching, perfect contrition removes the guilt and eternal punishment due to mortal sin, even before the sinner has received absolution in the sacrament of penance. However, a Catholic is still bound, under Church law, to confess grave sins at the first opportunity.
Jansenists who often insisted on the necessity of contrition versus simple attrition quoted frequently Gospel of Matthew, 22:36 and 40, 16, First Epistle to the Corinthians 16:22, First Epistle of John 3:14, John 14:24.
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