Catechism of the Catholic Church
On Reconciliation and Penance in the Mission of the Church Today Pope John Paul II
On General Absolution Pope Paul VI
Decrees and Canons on Penance Council of Trent

Articles in The Way, an international journal of contemporary Christian spirituality, published by the British Jesuits
Forgiveness and Healing Eric Jensen
The Imperative Need to Forgive Anthony Mifsud
Sin and Sacramental Reconciliation I Monika Hellwig
Sin and Sacramental Reconciliation II Monika Hellwig
The New Penitential Rite I Kevin Donovan
The New Penitential Rite II Kevin Donovan
The Catechesis of Reconciliation Christiane Brusselmans

Articles in SIDIC Periodical, a journal of the Sisters of Our Lady of Sion
Teshuva Mark L. Solomon
Repentance: A Christian Understanding Henri Bourgeois
The Communal Dimension of Repentance in Jewish and Christian Liturgies Lucy Thorson
Reflections on Repentance: How to Speak of Reconciliation after Auschwitz Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini
Reflections on Repentance: Jerusalem Bruno Hussar O.P.
Reflections on Repentance: A Meditation for Yom Kippur Jonathan Magonet

Articles in Theological Studies, a quarterly journal of theology published by the Jesuits of the United States and Canada
The 'Summae Confessorum' on the Integrity of Confession as Prolegomena for Luther and Trent Kilian McDonnell
General Absolution: New Law, Old Traditions, Some Questions Ladislas Orsy
Trent's Temporal Punishment and Today's Renewal of Penance Peter J. Beer
General Sacramental Absolution: Pastoral Remarks on Pastoral Norms John Gallen
Renewal of Penance and the Problem of God Carl J. Peter
Penance and Reconciliation with the Church Clarence McAuliffe
Rodriguez and the Confession of Doubtful Mortal Sins Joseph J. Farraher
The Sacrament of Penance and St. Cyprian's "De Lapsis" Maurice BĂ©venot
Vi Clavium ex attrito fit contritus P. De Letter
Conditionally Rebaptized Converts and Integral Confession Gerald Kelly
Two Concepts of Attrition and Contrition P. De Letter
How Does the Priest Retain Sins? Paul F. Palmer
Diocesan Censures "Late sententiae" and Reserved Sins in the United States R. J. Anable, J. G. Furniss, W. F. Pichla, F. P. Rothlauf, and Joseph M. Snee
Jean Morin and the Problem of Private Penance II Paul F. Palmer
Absolution in the Early Church: The View of St. Pacianus Clarence McAuliffe
Jean Morin and the Problem of Private Penance Paul F. Palmer
The Generic Confession of Devotion Gerald Kelly
Insuperable Embarrassment and Confession Hilary R. Werts
St. Cyprian and the Reconciliation of Apostates John H. Taylor
The Mind of Saint Pacianus on the Efficacy of the Episcopal Absolution Clarence McAuliffe
The Mind of Saint Pacianus on the Efficacy of the Episcopal Absolution Clarence McAuliffe

Articles in Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America
The Social Aspect of the Sacrament of Penance Bernard J. Cooke
Auricular Confession and the Council of Trent Carl J. Peter
The Age of First Confession Gerard S. Sloyan
The Theology of Devotional Confession John F. Dedek
The sacramental grace of penance Robert Reginald Masterson
Suitable penances for different classes of penitents Joseph A. Spitzig

Articles from other sources
Privacy, Interiority And Confession: A Historical Perspective Yelena Mazour-Matusevich
The Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Needed Sacrament Deacon James Stagg
Aquinas and Alison on Reconciliation with God Elizabeth Sextro
The Ingredients for Making a Good Confession Paul J. Griffiths
Reconciliation: Rite and Life Giles Dimock, OP
The Love of Jesus to Penitents Henry Edward Cardinal Manning
The Sacrament of Penance Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Thoughts of a Confessor to Confessors Damian Fandal, O.P.
The Sacrament of Penance Catholic Online
Confession Must Be Humble, Complete and Accompanied by Firm Purpose of Amendment Pope John Paul II
Why and How do we practice Confession? A Coptic Orthodox perspective
The Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Thomas Aquinas: The Summa Theologica on Penance
The sacrament of Penance -- Penance as a virtue -- The effect of Penance, as regards the pardon of mortal sin -- The remission of venial sin -- The return of sins which have been taken away by Penance -- The recovery of virtue by means of Penance
  • St. Thomas never completed his treatise on Penance. The remainder of the Summa Theologica, known as the Supplement, was compiled probably by his companion and friend Fra Rainaldo da Piperno, and was gathered from St. Thomas's commentary on the Fourth Book of the Sentences of Peter Lombard.
    The parts of Penance, in general -- The object of contrition -- The degree of contrition -- The time for contrition -- The effect of contrition -- Confession, as regards its necessity -- The nature of confession -- The minister of confession -- The quality of confession -- The effect of confession -- The seal of confession -- Satisfaction, as to its nature -- The possibility of satisfaction -- The quality of satisfaction -- The means of making satisfaction -- Those who receive the sacrament of penance -- The power of the keys -- The effect of the keys -- The ministers of the keys -- Those on whom the power of the keys Can be exercised -- The solemn rite of penance

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