exomologesis


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Plus the penalties were so severe--especially the requirement of lifelong celibacy for sins against chastity--that people avoided exomologesis while still publicly receiving Holy Communion.
87) With the latter historically having been prime serious matter for auricular confession (and we might note, for ancient exomologesis as well), John Paul II and the Vatican's strategy to renew the laity's fervor for regular confession could not but yield scant results.
I am grateful to Michael Heath for calling my attention to the proverb under discussion; his translation (and commentary) of Exomologesis will appear in CWE.