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PURPOSE OF AMENDMENT

The firm resolution required of a penitent to receive valid absolution in the sacrament of penance. He or she must resolve to avoid, by the grace of God, not only the sins confessed but also the dangerous occasions to sin.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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