Skip to comments.Catholic Word of the Day: MONITION, 01-12-15
Posted on 01/12/2015 12:43:01 PM PST by Salvation
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An official warning, provided by canon law, either personally or through a third person. The purpose of a monition is to warn a person that if he or she does not amend, certain formal measures will be taken against them, e.g., canonical censure; suspension of a priest from his pastoral duties; removal of a bishop from his office; dismissal of a religious from his or her institute. Monitions may be given either publicly or secretly. If public, they should be made before a notary, or before two witnesses, or by letter. (Etym. Latin monitio, from monere, to warn.)
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Would that apply to a lay person, as well as a nun or priest?
I have no idea. But sinners are always welcome to come back to the Church, go to Confession and receive the Sacraments.
One of the priests in this town is a modernist heretic from Mexico, the other is from somewhere in Africa, and his parishioners are turning him into a modernist heretic. We were assaulted with “inclusive language” all through Christmas Mass.
To whom am I supposed to confess: the modernist heretic, or the African who doesn’t speak English well enough to understand my confession or offer spiritual guidance?
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