“The Lord Jesus Christ, physician of our souls and bodies, who forgave the sins of the paralytic and restored him to bodily health, has will that his church continue, in the power of the Holy Spirit, his work of healing and salvation, even among her own members.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1421) Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God’s mercy for the offense committed again him, and are, at the same time, reconciled with the Church which they have wounded by their sins and which by charity, by example, and by prayers labors for their conversion. (CCC 1422) An effect of this sacrament is “peace and serenity of conscience, and spiritual consolation.” (CCC 1496)