Tuesday, October 04, 2005

A Marvelous Idea

Michael Dubriel notes a proposal to the Synod by a Chilean bishop to mark a Year of the Sacrament of Penance focusing on the following:

"the meaning of the true and living God, and His eclipse in modern culture; the need of salvation and the announcement of Jesus Christ; ... the sense of sin, which is diminished or annulled, due to the loss of God and moral relativism; conversion and the virtue of penance; spiritual guidance or accompaniment; the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance as an encounter between the sinner, who converts from his misery, and God who, in His mercy in Christ, welcomes and forgives him; the conditions for receiving Holy Communion; new life in Christ, as His disciples and members of the Church"

Hat tip to the Curt Jester.