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RESOLUTION OF AMENDMENT
The firm and sincere decision that a penitent makes to avoid the sins that person is confessing in the sacrament of penance. A true purpose of amendment includes the determination to avoid at least all grievous sins, the near occasions of them, to use the necessary means to amendment, to make due satisfaction for the sins committed, and be ready to make restitution or repair whatever injury may have been done to others.
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