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CASES OF CONSCIENCE
Problems arising in the application of moral and canon law to various situations in daily life. The cases made specific, with detailed circumstances, have been a familiar method of preparing seminarians for hearing confessions, and of assisting priests at seminars and conferences to deal effectively with the moral problems arising in the pastoral ministry.