Relgion Vocabulary Nov. 15th

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Conversion
the first step of a sinner to repentance
Confession
acknowledging and telling ones sins to a priest.
Penance
a sign of true sorrow for your sins
Forgiveness
gods merciful pardon for our sins
Reconciliation
being reunited with someone that we have hurt by our sins
Righteousness
the status of sinners who have been forgiven
Penitents
people who admit their sins and are sorry for them, someone who wants to be restored to the good graces of god
Absolution
the prayer the preist uses to pardon the sinners with
Penitentiaries
a book that listed all possible sins and the appropriate penance for each one
Examination of Conscience
an honest assesment of how we have lived Gods covenant of love
Ten Commandments
ten rules god gave to the Israelites through Moses
Fornication
sex between an unmarried man and an unmarried woman
Restitution
the act of repairing or paying for the damage your sins have caused
Contrition
heartfelt sorrow and aversion for sins committed along with the intention of sinning no more- most important act of penitents and is necessary for receiving absolution
Personal Sins
sins committed by an individual
Mortal Sins
1. own free will
2. must know it is wrong
3. has to be an important matter
Venial Sins
not as severe as mortal sins
Sacramental Seal
the preist cant reveal what people say to them duing confession
Act of Contrition
prayer said by the penitent asking for forgiveness
Purgatory
purification after death
Excommunication
a serious penalty that means a baptized persin is no longer in communication with the Catholic Church
Heresy
false teacing the denies essential truths of the catholic faith