"Trust in the Power of Christ's cross! Welcome its reconciling grace into your own hearts and share that grace with others!"
- Pope Francis
In Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy Catholics are reminded in a personal way of the beauty and power of reconciliation. Gospel passages bring forward the themes of mercy, forgiveness of sins, and conversion, which are at the heart of Jesus' teaching. This scriptural study is coupled with a deeper reflection on the Catholic Tradition and pastoral ministry of the sacrament, and what it means to Christian disciples.
The Confession: The Sacrament of Mercy is one of a series of eight books, the official catechetical resource for the jubilee of Mercy, created by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the request of Pope Francis.
As Pope Francis says, we are, as a Church, called to "echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message and a sign of pardon, strength, aid, and love." These books are a guiding light for individuals and parishes to answer that call.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: December 2015 November 2016.
Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization