Confessions of Contrition is a publication that discusses the damaging effects the Catholic church can have on individuals through an anthology of interviews, confessions, testimonies, and revelations. I interviewed three people: two who grew up in the Catholic church, but radically different backgrounds, and my mother, who did not grow up Catholic, but had decided to send me to Catholic school. I included my own writing, poems, scriptures, and song lyrics as well. I hope it can teach something, give some sort of solace, bring new insights, and be a refreshing outlook on the church itself. This is simply to bring awareness to the damaging effects that it can have on those who have been forced into the religion and have never really identified with it. This publication gives a voice to those who do not or have not had one.