The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 18: The Sacrament of Reconciliation by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

TRCIA - artwork 2he Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process by which adults are formed and received into full communion with the Catholic Church.  We continue our publication of the full text of Fr Guy de Gaynesford’s RCIA course, written for this purpose for use in parishes.

This session covers the second sacrament of healing: Reconciliation –  A look at how Jesus Christ is visibly and powerfully present in the Church for the forgiveness of our particular sins

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 22 The Celebration of the Sacrament of Confession (1480-1498) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 21480-1498.  Part 2 of last week’s talk.  The ordinary form of the celebration – priest and penitent.  Two extraordinary forms – the Sacrament administered during a service of reconciliation and General Absolution. The pastoral implications of these forms of confession.   24 minutes

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 18 The Sacrament of Forgiveness (1446-1458) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1446-1458.  Forgiveness is possible after baptism.  Penance in the early church. Private confession.  The structure of the sacrament.   Acts of the Penitent.   Contrition and confession.   79 minutes

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 17 Penance in the Christian Life (1434-1445) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1434-1445.  Interior penance and conversion, how this is accomplished.  Days and seasons of penance.  Only God forgives sin.  Reconciliation with the Church.  69 minutes

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2 – 16 The Sacrament of Reconciliation (1422-1433) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1422-1433. Why a Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation after Baptism? The ongoing conversion of the baptized.  Interior penance.

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Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 2: 15 – The Sacraments of Healing (1420-1421) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

1420-1421.  The two Sacraments of Healing.   Introduction to Reconciliation (Confession or Penance) and Anointing (Sacrament of the Sick).  The seriousness of sin.   Sickness of the soul more serious in the eyes of God than sickness of the body.   62 minutes.

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