"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.
This book is one in a series of eight, promulgated by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization, which are the official catechetical resources for the Jubilee Year of Mercy (December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016). Pope Francis will be speaking on these themes in his weekly catechesis throughout the year. "At time we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father's action in our lives." -- Pope Francis