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Recommended Books and Article pertaining to our Faith

 

1) Catholic Prayer

2) The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a blessing from God. 

Bible: Romans 4:6-8

Catechism: (CCC) 827

 

3) The Sacrament of Reconciliation primary purpose is the forgiveness of sins committed after Baptism.

Bible: Sirach 18:12-13, 21:1, Acts 26:17-18

Catechism: (CCC) 1421, 1446, 1468

 

4) The three actions required of us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation are repent, confess to a priest, and do a penance given by a priest.

Bible: 1 John 1:9

Catechism: (CCC) 1491

 

5) Our Bishops and Priests have the power to forgive us in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. However, it is Christ himself who is at work in the sacraments.

Bible: John 20:23, 2 Corinthians 5:18

Catechism: (CCC) 1461, 1493, 1495, 1127

 

6) The Sacrament of Reconciliation reconciles us with God and the Church.

Bible: 1 Corinthians 12:26

Catechism: (CCC) 1422, 1449, 1469

 

7) The Sacrament of Reconciliation can forgive any sin no matter how serious.

Bible: Matthew 18:21-22

Catechism: (CCC) 982