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General Absolution: Where Are We At?

Waters, Ian B. (2008) General Absolution: Where Are We At? Australasian Catholic Record, 85 (2). pp. 131-147. ISSN 0727-3215

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      General absolution is not a post-Vatican II development. It has always been permissible to absolve dying persons unable to confess, whether individually or as a group. However, over the pastr century, canonical legislation gradually permitted general absolution, without prior individula confession, to be given to certain categories of penitents not in danger of imminent death

      Item Type: Published Articles
      Repository Version: Published Version
      Keywords (separated by commas): Canon law, confession, Vatican II, absolution
      Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
      Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950405 Religious Structures and Ritual
      Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
      Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
      Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
      Depositing User: Cate Headey
      Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 14:30
      Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 02:40
      URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/417

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