Church Documents and Papal Writings and Addresses

“Reconciliation and Penance”,  Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation, Dec 2, 1984. Click Here

Circular Letter Concerning the Integrity of the Sacrament of Penance, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, March 20, 2000. Click Here

Holy Thursday Letter of the Holy Father Pope John Paul II to Priests regarding the rediscovery of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, March 25, 2001. Click Here

“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. Click Here

“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. Click Here

“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. Click Here

Catechesis on Forgiveness in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paul II General Audience Sept 8, 1999. Click Here

Catechesis on Invitation to Conversion in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paull II General Audience Sept 15, 1999. Click Here

Catechesis on the Gift of Reconciliation in the sacrament of Reconciliation by Pope John Paull II General Audience Sept 22, 1999. Click Here

Pope Benedict XVI Address to Confessors Feb 19, 2007. Click Here

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