Paragraph 1461

1461. Since Christ entrusted to his apostles the ministry of reconciliation,65bishops who are their successors, and priests, the bishops’ collaborators, continue to exercise this ministry. Indeed bishops and priests, by virtue of the sacrament of Holy Orders, have the power to forgive all sins “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

170. What is the bond that exists between the Catholic Church and non-Christian religions?

514. To what type of work does every person have a right?

238. What is the link between the actions and the words in the celebration of the sacraments?

198. What kind of devotion is directed to the holy Virgin?

446. Does the commandment of God, “You shall not make for yourself a graven image” (Exodus 20:3), forbid the cult of images?

452. For what reason has the Sabbath been changed to Sunday for Christians?

56. How do we collaborate with divine Providence?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible say about the true source of comfort in times of trouble?

What is the true nature of evil, according to the story of Job described in Job 2:1-13?

Christ’s Return: What Do We Know and What Do We Hope (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12)?

What is the example of faith that the poor widow gives us in Luke 21:1-4?

What does the statement “God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” in 1 John 1:9 mean?

What is the meaning of the “True Vine” metaphor in John 15:1-8?

How does the conquest of Canaan in the book of Joshua demonstrate God’s faithfulness?