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Church law does not explicitly prohibit revealing that a given person has been to confession or not. Here are the relevant canons from the Code of Canon Law: Can. 983 §1. The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore it is absolutely forbidden for a confessor to betray in any way a penitent in words or in any manner and for any reason. §2. The ...


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Heavenly members live love perfectly, while brotherhood is one of the various ways leading to perfect love. The way heavenly members live love is perfect and various at the same time. Perfect : living love perfectly means accomplishing Jesus statement about love in Jn 15:13 : there is no greater love than laying down one's life for the beloved. A heavenly ...


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The answer is given in footnote 51 of what you quote: Fourteenth Session of the Council of Trent (1551), "On the Most Holy Sacraments of Penance and Extreme Unction," ch. 4, "On Contrition": The Synod teaches…that…it sometimes happens that this contrition is perfect through charity, and reconciles man with God before this sacrament be actually received… ...


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If by "when" you mean "after", yes. The notion comes right out of Romans ch. 11: But if their trespass is the riches of the world, and their failure is the riches of the Gentiles, how much more their fullness! (Rom 11:12) For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? (Rom 11:15)...


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Passions of the soul The OED defines "affection" as: I. Senses relating to the mind. 1. a. The action or result of affecting the mind in some way; a mental state brought about by any influence; an emotion, feeling. By "affection," it seems you mean what St. Thomas calls "passion" (passio) in his Treatise on the Passions (Summa Theologica I-II qq....



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