Sacrament of Healing

Anointing of the Sick

When a Catholic is very sick, the Church anoints the person with oil in a special ritual of healing called Anointing of the Sick. This sacrament is administered both to those at the point of death and for any of the faithful who were seriously ill and in danger of death. It is a ritual […]

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Penance (Reconciliation)

Reconciliation is officially called the Sacrament of Penance. In the past, it was also called Confession. These titles suggest aspects of the meaning of the Sacrament. During this sacrament, a Catholic confesses their sins to a priest in the spirit of true repentance and receives forgiveness. The priest acts as a visible representative of Christ,

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