Elenco corsi a.a. 2016/2017
Anno accademico 2016/2017

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 course 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, analyse, question, differentiate, classify the sins confessed and propose solutions for spiritual growth. - Recognize the reverential fear that should accompany the exercise of the Sacrament.


Catechism of the Catholic Church (Vatican, LEV 21994) (Nos. 1422-1498); The Rite of Penance, Revised by Decree of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and Published by Authority of Pope Paul VI (Totowa-N.J., Catholic Book Publishing 1974); ARIDAS CHRIS, Reconciliation: Celebrating God’s Healing Forgiveness (New York, Image Books 1987); BARBAN A. et alii, Riconciliazione e Penitenza (Milano, Massimo 1999); CAPARROS E.-H. AUBE’ (ed.), Code of Canon Law:Annotated Woodridge, Wilson et Lafleur 22004; DUBRUIEL MICHAEL, A Pocket Guide to Confession (Huntington, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division 2007); FLYNN VINNY, 7 Secrets of Confession (Massachusetts, MercySong & Ignatius 2013); FRANCIS, Misericordia Vultus (Vatican City, LEV 2015); ID., Mitis et Misericors Iesus (Vatican City, LEV 2015); ID., Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus (Vatican City, LEV 2015); ID., Amoris Laetitia (Vatican City, LEV 2016); GATTI G., Confessare Oggi: Un Manuale per i confessori (Leumann. LDC 1999); GINAMI L., Il Sacramento Della Riconciliazione (Casale Monferrato, Piemme 1999); HANN S., Lord Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession (New York, Doubleday 2003); JOHN PAUL II, Dives in Misericordia (Vatican City, LEV 1980); Id., Familiaris Consortio (Vatican City, LEV 1981); ID., Reconciliatio et Paenitentia (Vatican City, LEV 1984); ID., Misericordia Dei (Vatican City, LEV 2002); KIDDER S.A., Making Confession Hearing Confession: A History of the Cure of Souls (Collegeville, Liturgical Press 2010); KLEIN L. GREGORY-ROBERT A. WOLFF, Pastoral Foundation of the Sacraments (New York, Paulist Press 1998); MARTOS J., Doors to the Sacred: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church (Missouri, Liguori Publications 2001); O’LOUGHLIN F., The Future of the Sacrament of Penance (Stathfield, St. Pauls 2007); PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR LEGISLATIVE TEXTS, Dignitas Connubii (Vatican city, Lev 2005); PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE FAMILY, Vademecum for Confessors Concerning Some Aspects of the Morality of Conjugal Life (Vatican City, LEV 1997); SHEEN FULTON J., These are the Sacraments (New York, Hawthorn Books 1962); STASIAK KURT, A Confessor’s Handbook (New York, Paulist Press 2010); UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, Celebrating the Sacrament of Penance: Questions and Answers (Washington-D.C., USCCB 2003); WUERL D., The Light Is On For You (Maryland, The Word Among Us Press 2014).