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Catechism of the Catholic Church
 
Link to Document: www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c2a4.htm
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Chapter 2 The Sacraments of Healing Article 4 The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
Sections 1422-1498
 
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Article 4 above in Brief
Sections 1485-1498
 
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Chapter 2 The Sacraments of Healing Article 4 The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
What is this sacrament called
1423-24
Why a sacrament of Reconciliation after Baptism
1425-1426
The conversion of the baptized
1427-1429
Interior Penance
1430-1433
The many forms of penance in Christian Life
1434-1439
The sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation
1440-1449
The Acts of the Penitent
1450-1460
The Minister of the Sacrament
1461-1467
The Effects of this Sacrament
1468-1470
Indulgences
1471-1479
The celebration of the sacrament of Penance
1480-1484
 
 
Church Documents and Papal Writings and Addresses
 
• The Rite of Penance ( Ordo Paenitentiae ,) a Vatican document issued Dec 2, 1974
 
 
• “Reconciliation and Penance”,  Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation, Dec 2, 1984
 
 
• Circular Letter Concerning the Integrity of the Sacrament of Penance, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, March 20, 2000
 
 
• Holy Thursday Letter of the Holy Father Pope John Paul II to Priests regarding the rediscovery of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, March 25, 2001
 
 
• “Misericordia Dei” Apostolic Letter in the Form of Motu Proprio on Certain Aspects of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance, Pope John Paul II, April 7, 2002
 
 
• “The Sins We commit Distance Us from God”, address of Pope Benedict XVI delivered before praying the midday Angelus on Feb 15, 2009 with those gathered in St. Peter’s Square
 
• “To a great extent, the renewal of the Church in America and throughout the world depends on the renewal of the practice of Penance and the growth in holiness which that sacrament both inspires and accomplishes” From Pope Benedict XV’s homily at Washington Nationals Stadium, Washington, DC, April 17, 2008
 
• Catechesis on Forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paul II General Audience Sept 8, 1999
 
• Catechesis on Invitation to Conversion in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paull II General Audience Sept 15, 1999
 
 
• Catechesis on the Gift of Reconciliation in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paull II General Audience Sept 22, 1999
 

Catechism of the Catholic Church

www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c2a4.htm

Chapter Two: Sacraments of Healing

Article 4: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

What is this sacrament called? 1423-24

Why a sacrament of Reconciliation after Baptism? 1425-1426

The conversion of the baptized 1427-1429

Interior Penance 1430-1433

The many forms of penance in Christian Life 1434-1439

The sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation 1440-1449

The Acts of the Penitent 1450-1460

The Minister of the Sacrament 1461-1467

The Effects of this Sacrament 1468-1470

Indulgences 1471-1479

The celebration of the sacrament of Penance 1480-1484

In Brief 1485-1498

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