supplement to the Third Part of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas Gathered from his Commentary on Book IV of the Sentances QQ1-99

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supplement to the Third Part of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas Gathered from his Commentary on Book IV of the Sentances QQ1-99

We must now consider each single part of Penance, and

  1. Contrition;
  2. Confession;
  3. Satisfaction. The consideration about Contrition will be fourfold:
  4. What is it?
  5. What should it be about?
  6. How great should it be?
  7. Of its duration;
  8. Of its effect.
Under the first head there are three points of inquiry:
  1. Whether Contrition is suitably defined?
  2. Whether it is an act of virtue?
  3. Whether attrition can become contrition?