Can the Church really forgive sins?
Yes. Jesus not only forgave sins himself, he also conferred on the Church the mission and the power to free people from their sins.
Through the ministry of the priest, the penitent receives God's forgiveness, and his guilt is wiped away as completely as if it had never existed. A priest can do this only because Jesus allows him to participate in his own divine power to forgive sins.
- Youcat, Ignatius Press
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