The "Enormities of the Confessional"
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Excerpt from The "Enormities of the Confessional": As Put Forth by the Expelled Student of Maynooth, College, Briefly Examined, and the Student Himself Exhibited in His True Character<br><br>On the other hand, where these disorders are only half exposed, where the nature, extent, and duration of the soul's guilt is only partially discovered, where the confessor has reason to believe that there still remains something lurking, hidden and concealed, which fear, false shame, or some other motive, prevents the penis tent from disclosing; then it becomes his duty, in the fulfilment of his sacred ministry, to aid and assist him by such enquiries into the state of his soul as the symptoms which he has already detected render necessary, but which are founded entirely on the self-accusation of (he penitent himselffi? In doing this, the utmost caution and prudence are always exercised by the confessor, and not a single question is asked which the actual circumstances of the case have not rendered necessary. The instant that he has elicited from the penitent, that clear knowledge of his half expressed guilt, which should have been imparted freely and voluntarily at first, the enquiry ceases, the object of that enquiry, viz. A knowledge of the state of the penitent's conscience has been obtained, and the crime of sacrilegious falsehood to the Holy Ghost has been happily prevented. Acts 5.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.