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Living Our Faith — Sacrament series: Reconciliation

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The sacrament of reconciliation isn’t about God condemning us for our sins, nor is it about the priest; rather, it’s an invitation

Bishop William F. Medley of Owensboro, Ky., speaks with a National Catholic Youth Conference participant during the sacrament of penance Nov. 18, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)

to be healed by God’s mercy.

It can be a powerful way to grow in faith and encounter God in a profoundly merciful context.

The sacrament of reconciliation encourages us to go and to try to sin no more.