The Sacrament of Penance, also called reconciliation or confession, is the means through which God grants pardon for sins.
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The Holy Eucharist is indeed a ‘healing remedy’ for those in the state of grace — but for anyone conscious of mortal sin, divine mercy must first be sought in the confessional.
We can honor St. Catherine, and her life of heroic virtue, by learning from her holy example and going to Confession before Easter.
“If the sick person is too ashamed to show his wound to the doctor,” said St. Jerome, “the medicine cannot heal what it does not know.”
A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary, and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.
“By receiving more frequently through this sacrament the gift of the Father’s mercy, we are spurred to be merciful as he is merciful.” (CCC 1458)
The Holy Father addressed about 800 priests and seminarians March 25 at the end of an annual course on the seal of confession and the internal forum.