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Baptism and the forgiveness of sins,

535, 977‑78

commandment to receive the

sacrament of, 1457, 2042

eschatological significance of the

sacrament of, 1470

the Eucharist and forgiveness of sins,

1393, 1395, 1436, 1846

indulgence, 1471

power to confer the sacrament of

Penance and Reconciliation to

non‑Catholic Christians, 1401

purposes of the sacrament of, 1421,

1468

receiving absolution in the sacrament

before receiving Eucharistic

Communion, 1415

receiving the sacrament before the

celebration of Matrimony, 1622

as a sacrament, 1210

sacrament of Penance and

Reconciliation

in particularly grave cases, 1463

instituted by Christ, 1446

instituted for all men, 827, 1446

sacramental seal of Confession, 1467,

2490

sacrifice of Christ as the source of

forgiveness of man’s sins, 1851

See also

Sacrament(s)

absolution, 1480‑84

Byzantine liturgy and formulas of,

1481

communal celebration and

individual, 1482

excommunication and, 1463

formulas of, 1449, 1481

general, 1483

grave sins and, 1415, 1457, 1497

over the dying Christian, 1020

power to forgive sins, 553, 976,

1441‑42, 1444‑45, 1461

acts of the penitent, 1491

confession, 1455‑58

of grave sins necessary for

obtaining reconciliation,

1493

individual confession and a

communal celebration,

1482

necessity of confessing sins,

1448

personal confession the most

expressive form of

reconciliation, 1484

of sins and conversion, 1435

of venial sins, 1493, 1863

contrition, 1451‑54

Holy Spirit gives the grace of,

1433

as necessary to obtain

forgiveness, 982, 1259,

1861, 1864

no penance after death, 393

perfect and imperfect, 1492

and sacramental Confession,

1452

as sorrow of the soul, 1451

examination of conscience, 1454,

1456

satisfaction

as an act of the penitent, 1491

forms of penance and their

purposes, 1460

purposes of, 1494

through the penance imposed

by the confessor, 1460

effects of the sacrament

anticipating the Last Judgment,

1470

brings about a “spiritual

resurrection,” 1468

gives pardon for offense

committed against God, 1422

reconciling with God, 980, 1468

reconciling with the Church, 980,

1422, 1469

recovering grace, 1446, 1468

forgiveness and Penance and

Reconciliation

the Church as a place of

reconciliation, 755

God reconciles the world to

Himself in Christ, 433

pardon as the fundamental

condition of Reconciliation,

2844

reconciliation of all Christians in

the unity of Christ’s Church,

822

reconciliation with the Church,

1443‑45

ways of reconciliation, 981, 1449,

1455

See also

Forgiveness of sins