1. Different Names
Confession- it stresses the
importance of acknowledging
our sins while asking for
God’s forgiving grace.
2. Different Names
Sacrament of Penance- it
emphasizes the whole process of
Sacrament of Reconciliation- it
brings out the inner relationship
between being reconciled with
God and neighbors.
“Those who approach the sacrament
of Penance obtain pardon from
God’s mercy for offenses
committed against Him, and are, at
the same time, reconciled with the
Church which they have wounded
by their sins and which by charity,
example and prayer, labor for their
with God and the
Find a useful remedy for venial
Drawing strength to overcome
our daily weakness
Gain the full freedom of the
children of God
5. What does the Church say about
the Sacrament of Reconciliation?
We are sinners.
We need the mercy of God our Father who
sent His Son to save us and the Holy Spirit
to dwell in us.
God’s mercy, always available to us, comes
through Christ, the Church and the priest.
God calls us to “conversion”.
The closer intimacy with Christ and reintegration in the Church community
effected in confession finds a natural
completion in the Eucharistic celebration.
6. The Notion of Sickness
While sickness is not usually directly
related to a specific sin, they are related
in amore general way. Sickness is the
concrete sign of the presence of evil in
the world. Since sickness weakens us, it
shows our helplessness and our need
for care and support.
7. The Christian Attitude to
It is part of God’s providence (our
strength to overcome sufferings and
perseverance in our struggles) that we
should struggle against all sickness and
carefully seek the blessings of good
health so that we can fulfill our role in
human society and the Church.
8. The Christian Attitude to
2. We realize sickness as a sign not of a
particular personal sin, but of the
oppressive presence of evil in our
3. All those who are seriously ill need the
special help of God’s grace.
4. Our sufferings can take on creative,
saving, and transforming meaning and
value by joining our sufferings with