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Penance - Sacrament of Penance
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Part of Penance:

1. Virtue 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…

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Karl Rahner, “Penance - Sacrament of Penance”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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