"He breathed on them, John 20:''19-24

“He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit; when you forgive men’s sins, they are forgiven, when you hold them bound, they are held bound” (Jn 20:22-23). [This, by the way, is one of only two times we are told that God breathed on man, the other being when he made man a living soul (Genesis 2:7). It emphasizes how important the establishment of the sacrament of Penance was.]John 20:22-23)
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retain

(Matthew 18:18)
Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

(2 Corinthians 5:18)
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation


Most Catholics, me included, do not use the Sacrament of Reconciliation as Jesus intended.

Sancta Maria, Mater Dei, Ora Pro Nobis Peccatoribus!


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