Loading
Cardinal Bertone encourages recovery of Sacrament of Reconciliation

.- During the Synod of Bishops this week, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, encouraged the recovery of the Sacrament of Reconciliation because it has become increasingly less common among the faithful.

According to the L’ Osservatore Romano, Cardinal Bertone explained that “it is important that the confessor feels responsible for inviting the penitent to read Sacred Scripture” and that “he assumes this effort. ¨ ¨Perhaps the Synod could make a specific invitation in this regard.”

Cardinal Bertone described what using Scripture in Confession could look like, saying, “The Word of God enlightens the faithful to know their sins, calls them to conversion and infuses in them faith in the mercy of God.  Then, if opportune, the priest or the penitent himself, reads a text from Sacred Scripture. The reading can take place as well during preparation for the Sacrament (in addition to the examination of conscience).”

“The readings of the day could also be suggested, or some verses that speak of the mercy of God could be recited from memory or that invite the person to do penance and be converted,” the cardinal said.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
A Look at India from Rome
3D Church mapping
#PAUSEforPeace Initiative
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Sep
2

Liturgical Calendar

September 2, 2014

Tuesday of the Twenty-Second Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 4:31-37

Gospel
Date
09/02/14
09/01/14
08/31/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 1 Cor 2:10B-16
Gospel:: Lk 4:31-37

Saint of the Day

Martyrs of September »

Saint
Date
08/31/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 4:31-37

Homily
Date
09/02/14
09/01/14
08/31/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: