Advice for Those Who Exercise the Ministry of Reconciliation Through Confession and Absolution; Being the ABBE Gaume's Manual for Confessors Abridged,

Advice for Those Who Exercise the Ministry of Reconciliation Through Confession and Absolution; Being the ABBE Gaume's Manual for Confessors Abridged,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...at first sight they may appear not to do so. For instance if such people are asked abstract general questions, e. g. "What are the principal mysteries? 'What has the Son of God done for us? Wherefore are we bound to believe the verities ofthe Faith?" they do not know how to reply, either because (as I have often observed) the Catechisms which they-have learned were worded differently, or because they rarely hear such subjects spoken of, and understand them but little. Questioned suddenly, they cannot remember the right answer at once, they grow confused, and make mistakes. You should encourage such people; give them time, and put simple direct questions to them, as for instance, "How many Gods are there? How many Persons in One God? Did the Son of God become Man for us? Is it not God Who has revealed the verities of the Faith?" If they were unable to answer such questions as these, it would be obvious that they were ignorant in essentials; but often they will answer quite sufficiently well to merit Absolution; you will find that their faith is all right, although they explain themselves badly. Especially you will find that they do not really confuse the formal motive of Faith with that of belief (credibility). They do not distinguish between the two by an effort of mind, but by the secret and insensible grace which is requisite to the wisest, in order that they may be free from all other motive save that Divine Light which is the cause and origin of their firm adhesion to the revealed truth. As to the formal acts of theological virtues, before you pronounce such persons as are ignorant of them, to be unfit for Absolution, ascertain whether at any rate they do not know the Creed and the Lord's Prayer, and whether they...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236636511
  • 9781236636515