Reconciliatio et paenitentia EN
Resume= Pope John Paul II
Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation
"Reconciliatio et paenitentia"
On Reconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church Today
December 2, 1984
Copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana
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Headings


9999 APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
RECONCILIATION AND PENANCE

OF JOHN PAUL II
TO THE BISHOPS
CLERGY AND FAITHFUL
ON RECONCILIATION AND PENANCE
IN THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH TODAY
INTRODUCTION
1
ORIGIN AND MEANING OF THE DOCUMENT

2 Shattered World
3 Longing for Reconciliation
4 The Synod's View
PART ONE


CONVERSION AND RECONCILIATION: THE CHURCH'S TASK AND COMMITMENT


CHAPTER ONE


5
A PARABLE OF RECONCILIATION


From the Brother Who Was Lost...
6 ... To the Brother Who Stayed at Home
CHAPTER TWO


AT THE SOURCES OF RECONCILIATION


7 In the Light of Christ the Reconciler
8 The Reconciling Church
9 The Reconciled Church

CHAPTER THREE


10
GOD'S INITIATIVE AND THE CHURCH'S MINISTRY


Reconciliation Comes from God
11 The Church, the Great Sacrament of Reconciliation
12 Other Means of Reconciliation

PART TWO


THE LOVE THAT IS GREATER THAN SIN


13 The Tragedy of Man

CHAPTER ONE


14
THE MYSTERY OF SIN


Disobedience to God
15 Division Between Brothers
16 Personal Sin and Social Sin
17 Mortal and Venial
18 The Loss of the Sense of Sin

CHAPTER II


19
"MYSTERIUM PIETATIS"


20 It Is Christ Himself
21 The Effort of the Christian
22 Toward a Reconciled Life

PART THREE


THE PASTORAL MINISTRY OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION


23 Promoting Penance and Reconciliation

CHAPTER ONE

24
THE PROMOTION OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION: WAYS AND MEANS


25 Dialogue
26 Catechesis
27 The Sacraments

CHAPTER TWO


28
THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION


29 "Whose Sins You Shall Forgive"
30 The Sacrament of Forgiveness
31 Some Fundamental Convictions
32 Forms of Celebration
33 Celebration of the Sacrament with General Absolution
34 Some More Delicate Cases

35
CONCLUDING EXPRESSION OF HOPE