10F – Sinfulness and Reconciliation

  1. Brokeness in the World

    We live in a broken world. However many agencies work to fight injustice.

    NZ Bishops speak out about various Justice issues.

    CARITAS – The NZ Bishops Agency for peace and development.

    CAFOD – Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (UK).

    UNHCR – United Nations Refugee Agency – news and stories of refugees.

  2. Reconciliation in the World

    Each of us brings healing and reconciliation to our world by forgiving ourselves and forgiving others.

    Pax Christi – the International Catholic Peace Organisation.

    The Courage to Live – Stories of Reconciliation, where women have had the foresight and the courage to take up the initiative toward reconciliation.

  3. Healing and Forgiveness

    Forgiveness is never easy but it does bring peace.

    Restorative Justice is a systematic response to wrongdoing that emphasises healing the wounds of victims.

    Restorative Justice – healing the effects of crime.

    Letting Go and Letting God – This article explores the notion that forgiveness can restore a sense of balance within ourselves and our world. The five stages of forgiveness that are given would make for interesting discussion with students, as well as the rituals for letting go of anger.

    Pope Francis announced a whole year of Mercy. He wrote a document which called for everyone to share in God’s forgiveness – Misericordiae Vultus.

    Prayer:

  4. Sin

    Sin is a refusal to accept and respond to love.

    Understanding Sin Today – a good article outlining the Church’s approach to sin today.

    Sin – some references found in the Catechism.

  5. The Sacrament of Reconciliation

    In the Sacrament of Reconcilation we turn back to God who welcomes and forgives us.

    Why should we go to the sacrament of reconciliation?

    How to go to confession. A preview for young people by young people.

    Reconciliation a Sacrament of Healing and an experience of forgiveness.

    The journey and sin – the ongoing conversion.

    Young People talk about why it is important for them to go to confession.

10 F Sinfulness and Reconciliation

 

 

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