remission of sin

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Noun1.remission of sin - the act of absolving or remittingremission of sin - the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
redemption, salvation - (theology) the act of delivering from sin or saving from evil
indulgence - the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution; "in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse"
penance - a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution
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Indulgences are granted for specific acts of piety wherein the Church grants remission of sin and have long been a common practice, yet as Noonan observes, when it comes to ring kissing, in most Western nations, prelates have long discouraged the practice.
Finally, Brague presents an account of the remission of sin, because it is through the remission of sin that God makes it possible for us to choose the good.
What do you think about the theory of the "pre-Adamites?" Are we not baptized "for the remission of sin"?
In the hands of Thomas Jefferson, Paul's imprecation ("there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood") became a secular litany: "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time," he said, "with the blood of patriots and tyrants."C C
In two chapters on the end of this period, prior to the Great Western Schism, the author outlines how the expression "pardon" for "penalty and guilt" was used, recognizing that, though language was often used loosely, it is clear from the sources that indulgences did not entail remission of sin or of guilt but only of the penalty that remained after absolution and contrition.
The prolonged debate over the relative roles of contrition and confession in the remission of sin is an example of contemporary ambivalence toward the proper place of the self in relation to God and the church.(28) This essay will examine some writings by Abelard that seem to extol a very personal spirituality through their descriptions of unspoken, even nonverbal communication with God.
Officially, the 20-year ban is now attributed to misunderstandings created by a faulty Italian translation of the Diary, but in fact there were serious theological reservations--Faustina's claim that Jesus had promised a complete remission of sin for certain devotional acts that only the sacraments can offer, for example, or what Vatican evaluators felt to be an excessive focus on Faustina herself.
He was a Catholic Priest and theologian, who was angered by Rome's sale of indulgences for remission of sins and papal abuses, among others.
"We let the people realise that the true believer should be aware that everything that comes from God is good and must know that the disease is only an atonement and remission of sins. Man should not express grief or anger at the written fate of God." According to him, Al-Mutawa Office in Hamad Medical Corporation hospitals is witnessing an increasing demand from patients, visitors and medical staff.
This flows from the concept of the jubilee as a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon.
In a sense, this is a special season to gain a blessing from God, and remission of sins by going on a pilgrimage to a Jubilee church nearest you.
A jubilee is a special year to receive blessing and pardon from God and remission of sins. The mercy jubilee will last until Nov.