The Catholic question in America ...: Whether a Roman Catholic clergyman be in any case compellable to disclose the secrets of auricular confession. Decided at the Court of general sessions, in the city of New-York ...

Front Cover
Edward Gillespy, 1813 - Confession - 138 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page xciii - OUR Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left power to his church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences ! And by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Page 88 - As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them ; and he said to them : Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them ; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.
Page xcii - GOD'S mercy, and with a quiet conscience ; therefore if there be any of you, who by this means cannot quiet his own •conscience herein, but requireth further comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and learned Minister of Gou's Word, and open his grief...
Page xciii - Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty matter.
Page cviii - But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.
Page lxxxiv - I say to thee that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.
Page 98 - a witness cannot by law refuse to answer a question relevant to the matter in issue, the answering of which has no tendency to accuse himself or to expose him to penalty or forfeiture of any nature...
Page xxxviii - As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Page xxv - Peace be to you: as the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.
Page 109 - DECLARE that the free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever hereafter be allowed within this State to all mankind : Provided, That the liberty of conscience hereby granted shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with tho peace or safety of this State.

Bibliographic information