Paragraph 1482

1482. The sacrament of Penance can also take place in the framework of a communal celebration in which we prepare ourselves together for confession and give thanks together for the forgiveness received. Here, the personal confession of sins and individual absolution are inserted into a liturgy of the word of God with readings and a homily, an examination of conscience conducted in common, a communal request for forgiveness, the Our Father and a thanksgiving in common. This communal celebration expresses more clearly the ecclesial character of penance. However, regardless of its manner of celebration the sacrament of Penance is always, by its very nature, a liturgical action, and therefore an ecclesial and public action.90


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

323. Why is this sacrament called Holy Orders?

422. What is justification?

493. Although it says only “you shall not commit adultery” why does the sixth commandment forbid all sins against chastity?

46. What did Jesus Christ reveal to us about the mystery of the Father?

34. What are the most ancient symbols (professions) of faith?

586. What does the phrase “Who art in heaven” mean?

583. How is it possible to address God as “Father”?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

How can Christ’s return be a comfort in the midst of pain, according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

What is the importance of obeying the Word of God? What does the Bible say about those who do not follow sound doctrine?

How can faith influence Christian behavior according to 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12?

What does the Assyrian conquest of Samaria and the fall of the Northern Kingdom teach about the importance of obedience to God?

Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?