Elenco corsi a.a. 2015/2016
Anno accademico 2015/2016

Ministero pastorale del Sacramento della Penitenza RA1104

Sede di Gerusalemme
Secondo semestre


The objective of the course is to help prepare candidates for Priesthood to exercise the pastoral ministry of the sacrament of penance with diligence and effectiveness.


The need for reconciliation; the Church’s ministry of reconciliation; ways of exercising the pastoral ministry of penance and reconciliation; the sacrament of penance and reconciliation; forms of celebrating the sacrament of penance and reconciliation; juridical and pastoral aspects pertaining to the minister of the sacrament; practical considerations and practical lessons. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the Class the students are expected to: • Recall and outline/describe/summarize the Origins and importance of the Sacrament. • Identify the legal and pastoral aspects of the exercise of the Sacrament. • Exercise/officiate the Sacrament. • Identify the Magisterial teaching that guides the exercise of the Sacrament. • Listen, analyze, question, differentiate, classify the sins confessed and propose solutions for spiritual growth. • Recognize the reverential fear that should accompany the exercise of the Sacrament.


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