Reconciliation: One Of The Seven Sacraments Of The Catholic Church

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The sacrament of Reconciliation is one of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. The seven sacraments include Baptism, the Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the sick, Marriage and the Holy orders. Reconciliation is considered to be the normal way to be cleansed of mortal sins. Steps of Reconciliation The priest greets the person, then pray the Sign of the Cross. He invites us to believe in God. He could possibly read God’s word to the person during reconciliation. The person confesses their sins. The priest may help the person if they become emotional. The priest gives us a form of punishment or better know as penance to perform. Penance is kindness or prayers to pray. The priest asks us to be sorry, usually by reading the Act of Contrition. The priest will then says "I absolve you from your sins. Then they will pray: in the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit." The person responds with "Amen". The priest then says "Go in peace". "The river is the river and the sea is the sea. Salt water and fresh, two seperate domains. Each has its own complex patterns, origins and stories. Even though they come together they will always exist in their own right. Our hope for reconciliation is like that." Patrick Dodson(2). 2. Using the article titled: Rottnest Island: Black prison to White playground, out line the impact of European laws and practices on Aboriginal peoples using the following subheadings: Health

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