Scola: Four Solutions for the Divorced and Remarried
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(09-26-2014, 08:10 PM)Geremia Wrote:
(09-26-2014, 02:23 PM)Freudentaumel Wrote:
(09-25-2014, 10:46 PM)Geremia Wrote: How is saying
"Go to confession even if you won't be absolved."
not saying
"Do penance but keep sinning."
?
It is exactly the opposite. A good confessor will give good advice and spiritual counsel to the person, even if he cannot give him absolution. Counsel that may influence the person's heart and conscience.
"Keep sinning" is bad advice.
Why call confession council? It's the fallacy of calling a whole by its part. It reminds me of the socialists' goals to make psychologists the new "priests".
Why not say: "Encourage adulterers to seek council from their priests"?
I did not say that what the Cardinal said was the best thing ever, I just objected to your calling it a sacrilege.
Whenever someone objects to something you said, you simply ignore the relevant counterpoint and pull something else out of nowhere.
- First you said the Cardinal advised sacrilege.
- I object and point to Canon law
- You quote an irrelevant part of Canon law.
- I point out it's irrelevant
- Then you say the Cardinal advised to keep sinning (notice how it's no longer sacrilege any more)
- I point out it's not true
- Now you say the Cardinal should have said someone should seek counsel from a priest and act as if I had argued against that.
That's simply a disingenuous way of engaging in a discussion.

BTW, some people might be more comfortable with a situation that is similar to confession, because in that case Canon Law stipulates that the priest is bound to the seal of the confessional, which is not the case with normal counsel.
But as a general advice, I do not really see the point.
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