the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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Forgiveness of Sins
1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Catholics believe that sins forgiven are removed from the soul (John 20), and not merely covered by the merits of Christ. Only God can forgive sin, since He alone can infuse sanctifying grace by which sin is expelled. God can forgive sin either Immediately, in response to an act of perfect contrition, or mediately, through a sacrament. The sacraments primarily directed to the forgiveness of sin are Baptism and Penance.
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Entry for 'Forgiveness of Sins'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​f/forgiveness-of-sins.html. 1910.