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  • 1 confession — n. 1. Acknowledgment, admission, avowal. 2. (Secret) acknowledgment of one s sins (to a priest) …

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  • 2 Justification (theology) — The Harrowing of Hell as depicted by Fra Angelico Rising out of the Protestant Reformation, Justification is the chief article of faith describing God s act of declaring or making a sinner righteous through Christ s atoning sacrifice. The extent …

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  • 3 Oxford Group — Not to be confused with the Anglo Catholicism Oxford Movement. The Oxford Group was a Christian movement that had a following in Europe, China, Africa, Australia, Scandinavia and America in the 1920s and 30s. It was initiated by an American… …

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  • 4 The Sacrament of Penance —     The Sacrament of Penance     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Sacrament of Penance     Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest s absolution to… …

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  • 5 Sin — • A moral evil Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sin     Sin     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► …

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  • 6 Confession — For other uses, see Confession (disambiguation). Confess redirects here. For other uses, see Confess (disambiguation). Confessing redirects here. For the evangelical protestant movement, see Confessing Movement. This article is for the religious… …

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  • 7 Preparation for Death —     Preparation for Death     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Preparation for Death     ♦ The basic preparation for death     ♦ When should a priest be called?     ♦ Winding up our earthly affairs     ♦ Confession     ♦ Viaticum     ♦ Extreme Unction… …

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  • 8 acknowledge — 1 Acknowledge, admit, own, avow, confess are synonymous when they mean to disclose something against one’s will or inclination. All usually imply some sort of pressure as that of the law or of conscience leading to the disclosure. Acknowledge or… …

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  • 9 Gospel — Four gospels redirects here. For other uses, see The Four Gospels (disambiguation). For other uses, see Gospel (disambiguation). First page of the Gospel of Mark in Armenian, by Sargis Pitsak, 14th century. A gospel is an account, often written,… …

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  • 10 Rule of St. Benedict — • Lengthy article on the text of the Rule and its composition, some analysis, and practical application Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rule of St. Benedict     Rule of St. Benedict …

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  • 11 confession — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an act of confessing; especially a disclosure of one s sins in the sacrament of reconciliation b. a session for the confessing of sins < go to confession > 2. a statement of what is confessed: as …

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  • 12 Confess — Con*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confessing}.] [F. confesser, fr. L. confessus, p. p. of confiteri to confess; con + fateri to confess; akin to fari to speak. See 2d {Ban}, {Fame}.] 1. To make acknowledgment or avowal… …

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  • 13 Confessed — Confess Con*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confessing}.] [F. confesser, fr. L. confessus, p. p. of confiteri to confess; con + fateri to confess; akin to fari to speak. See 2d {Ban}, {Fame}.] 1. To make acknowledgment or …

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  • 14 Confessing — Confess Con*fess , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confessed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confessing}.] [F. confesser, fr. L. confessus, p. p. of confiteri to confess; con + fateri to confess; akin to fari to speak. See 2d {Ban}, {Fame}.] 1. To make acknowledgment or …

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  • 15 excuse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. pardon, remit, overlook, condone, forgive, extenuate, justify; exonerate, absolve, acquit, exempt, free, apologize. See vindication, exemption, forgiveness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An explanation]… …

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  • 16 penitence — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Contrition Nouns 1. penitence, contrition, compunction, repentance, remorse, regret. 2. self reproach, self reproof, self accusation, self condemnation, self humiliation; pangs, qualms, prickings, twinge …

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  • 17 con|fes|sion — «kuhn FEHSH uhn», noun. 1. an owning up; acknowledgment; admission: »the confession of a fault or weakness. ... to force from their prisoners the confession of hidden treasure (Edward Gibbon). 2. admission of guilt: »to make full confession. 3.… …

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  • 18 biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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  • 19 The Seal of Confession —     The Law of the Seal of Confession     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Law of the Seal of Confession     In the Decretum of the Gratian who compiled the edicts of previous councils and the principles of Church law which he published about 1151,… …

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  • 20 confession — /keuhn fesh euhn/, n. 1. acknowledgment; avowal; admission: a confession of incompetence. 2. acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness, esp. to a priest to obtain absolution. 3. something that is confessed. 4. a formal, usually written,… …

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