Sin & Confession
"Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained."
WHAT IS THIS SACRAMENT CALLED?
It is called the sacrament of Penance, since it consecrates the Christian sinner's personal and ecclesial steps of conversion, penance, and satisfaction.
It is called the sacrament of confession, since the disclosure or confession of sins to a priest is an essential element of this sacrament. In a profound sense it is also a "confession" - acknowledgment and praise - of the holiness of God and of his mercy toward sinful man.
It is called the sacrament of forgiveness, since by the priest's sacramental absolution God grants the penitent "pardon and peace."
It is called the sacrament of Reconciliation, because it imparts to the sinner the live of God who reconciles: "Be reconciled to God." He who lives by God's merciful love is ready to respond to the Lord's call: "Go; first be reconciled to your brother."
~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 1423-1424
Catholic Answers Live: Questions About Sin & Confession
Videos: Catholic Answers staff answer caller questions about sin and confession.
Confession: God's Mercy & Grace in Abundance!
The Origin and Importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation
**Jocelyne's Resource-of-the-Month, June 2018**
A FreeTruth Video Presentation on YouTube, Hosted by Jocelyne (36 minutes): Explore the origin and importance of the Catholic Sacrament of Confession through a short Bible study, followed by a brief explanation on the nature of sin, and a personal testimony on the power of God's life-changing grace, obtained through the Sacrament.
Here's a link to the accompanying handout, including a chart that compares confession in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible:
Confession Talk Handout.pdf
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