Return as soon as possible
After a week with reduced hours, and considering restricting movements necessary to curb the spread of the COVID-19, we have decided to temporarily close the church. Return as soon as possible, when circumstances improve.
We continue attending any inquiries via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take this opportunity to echo the Invitation Cardinal Archbishop of Valencia, Antonio Cañizares, to continue the path lenten, “a time of silence, which is especially suitable in this pandemic period ". Now, he said 19 March, "mind, heart and life centered on God ".
We also recall that Pope Francis said recently, conditions for reconciliation with God in these times of forced isolation. “It's very clear: If you do not find a priest to confess he explained the Pontiff, God speaks, is your Father, and tell the truth: 'Mr, I've done this, this, this… Excuse me', and ask forgiveness with all my heart, with the Act of Pain, and promise: 'I confess later, but forgive me now '. And immediately, You will return to the grace of God. You yourself can approach, as the Catechism teaches us, for God's forgiveness without a priest hand. Think about it: is the time! And this is the right time, the right time. An act of pain well done, and so our soul will become white as snow”.
Pope Francisco refers to the numbers 1451 and 1452 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, promulgated by John Paul II and drafted under the guidance of the then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Ratzinger. On the subject of the “contrition”, the Catechism, quoting the Council of Trent, teaches that, between the acts of the penitent, It ranks first “the pain of the soul and the condemnation of the sin, accompanied by the intention of sinning no more in the future”.
“When it comes from the love of God loved above all things continues the catechism contrition is called 'perfect’ (contrition of charity). Such contrition remits venial sins; it also obtains forgiveness of mortal sins, if it involves the firm purpose of use, as soon as possible, sacramental confession”. Therefore, while it is waiting to receive absolution from a priest as soon as circumstances permit, It is possible with this act be forgiven immediately. This was also affirmed by the Council of Trent, to teach that accompanied the contrition of the intention of confession “reconciles man with God, even before this sacrament is actually received”.