THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Pastoral and Inter-Ritual Difficulties Regarding Reserved Sins and latae sententiae Censures (Part II)
This article (parts I & II) is based on the author’s research into the canonical nuances of reserved sins, which in a strict sense are found only in CCEO. These are compared with the parallel system of nondeclared latae sententiae censures especially excommunication and interdict, found in CIC). The author claims that these systems are theoretically and legally unequal, and that having two types of reservations concerning the sacrament of penance creates injustices, legal confusions and illegal practices.