只有天主才有赦罪的能力,但祂也可以賦予這權力給祂選擇代表自己的人。在復活節那天晚上,祂正正就做了這件事。若望福音說:正是那一週的第一天晚上,門徒所在的地方,因為怕猶太人,門戶都關著,耶穌來了,站在中間對他們說:「願你們平安!」說了這話,便把手和肋膀指給他們看。門徒見了主,便喜歡起來。耶穌又對他們說:「願你們平安!就如父派遣了我,我也同樣派遣你們。」說了這話,就向他們噓了一口氣,說:「你們領受聖神罷!你們赦免誰的罪,就給誰赦免;你們存留誰的,就給誰存留。」(20:19-23)

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在告解庭中的保密是絕對的,無論在任何情况下,神父都不能以言語或行動使別人連繫到某人與某告明的罪;這包括不能說出告解的內容,也不能因着聽到的事情在告解外作出任何行動。有不少教導,為保證別人不會猜出任何關連,會甚至指明連聽過誰的告解也不能說。

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All sacraments (baptism, confirmation, Eucharist, reconciliation, marriage, holy orders and anointing of the sick) are signs representing the presence of Christ ministering to us in our various needs. In the very act of the sacrament, Christ is made present among us in both a spiritual way as well as in a physical way to effect a real transformation within us. As a result, all sacraments can only be administered in person, that is, when we too are fully present to Christ in the sacrament.

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