Friday, March 25, 2011
Apostolic Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance Part 18 (Part III) - Pope John Paul II
The restoration of a proper sense of sin is the first way of facing the grave spiritual crisis looming over man today. But the sense of sin can only be restored through a clear reminder of the unchangeable principles of reason and faith which the moral teaching of the church has always upheld.
There are good grounds for hoping that a healthy sense of sin will once again flourish, especially in the Christian world and in the church. This will be aided by sound catechetics, illuminated by the biblical theology of the covenant, by an attentive listening and trustful openness to the magisterium of the church, which; never ceases to enlighten consciences, and by an ever more careful practice of the sacrament of penance.
The above picture (What's up with Us) is of the New Divine Mercy Catholic Community of Priests in the USA...who are openly contradicting the teachings of the Church...pray for them.