This word (from the Latin reconciliare, meaning "to bring together again") refers to the process whereby a sinful person returns to the grace of God and love of neighbor. The sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as the sacrament of Penance, reconciles a sinner with God and the Church. (See CCC 1440-1449)

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