Part of Penance:
2. Sacrament of Penance
Penance is the sacrament in which, through the authoritative pronouncement of the priest, the Church removes, in the power of Christ, the sins of the repentant sinner which he committed after baptism.
A. The Church’s Teaching
The most important pronouncements of the magisterium on penance are contained in the condemnations of Montanism a…