'Penance' tagged posts

Q+A: What is the difference between Confession and Reconciliation?

A: The Sacrament of Reconciliation has had several names given to it throughout history: Penance, Confession, and Reconciliation. The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Sacrament of God’s forgiveness, has three elements to it: Confession, Absolution, and Penance. Confession refers to verbalizing one’s sins to the priest. However, confessing one’s sins is not enough, one must also…