General Information on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Click on the link above to access the start of the content on this sacrament. Once on the website, hit ‘Next’ to proceed to the following article.

Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Click on the link to access the contents page. Scroll down and click on the heading ‘The Sacraments of Healing’. Then scroll down to read the questions and answers on the Sacrament of Penance & Reconciliation.

American Catholic
This website provides articles on the sacrament as well as questions and answers on Penance and Reconciliation.

Examination of Conscience for Adults
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Examination of Conscience for Children
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Church Documents

Misericordia Dei
Letter in the form of Motu Proprio by Pope John Paul II from 2 May 2002. It is dedicated to illuminating the Sacrament of Reconciliation.