“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
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
HOW CAN MOST NON-CATHLOICS NOT BELIEVE