This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images,
or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the
original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not
illustrated. Excerpt: ... DECREES AND CANONS OF THE 63 pondering
the weight, multitude, and baseness of his offences, the loss of
eternal happiness, and the desert of eternal condemnation, with a
resolution to lead a better life--that such contrition is not
sincere and useful sorrow, and does not prepare for grace, but
makes a man a hypocrite and a greater sinner, and that it is in
fact a forced sorrow, and not free and voluntary: let him be
accursed. " 6. Whoever shall deny that sacramental confession was
instituted by divine command, or that it is necessary to salvation;
or shall affirm that the practice of secretly confessing to the
priest alone, as it has been ever observed from the beginning by
the Catholic church, and still observed, is foreign to the
institution and command of Christ, and is a human invention: let
him be accursed. "7. Whoever shall affirm, that in order to obtain
forgiveness of sins in the sacrament of penance, it is not by
divine command neoessary to confess all and every mortal sin which
occurs to the memory after due and diligent
premeditation--including secret offences, and those which have been
committed against the two last precepts of the decalogue, and those
circumstances which change the species of sin; but that such
confession is only useful for the instruction and consolation of
the penitent, and was formerly observed merely as a canonical
satisfaction imposed upon him; or shall affirm that those who
labour to confess all their sins wish to leave nothing to be
pardoned by the divine mercy; or, finally, that it is not lawful to
confess venial sins: let him be accursed. " 8. Whoever shall affirm
that the confession of every sin, according to the custom of the
church, is impossible, and merely a human tradition, which the
pious should reject...
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||Paperback - Trade
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