Saturday, March 13, 2010

Course on the Internal Forum

I just recently finished a course held by the Apostolic Penitentiary on the Internal Forum (i.e. the forum of the conscience and/or the forum of Grace).

It was a week-long course that will actually give me credit at the University. In the course the topics of confession and absolution as well as lifting of latae sententiae censures (i.e. penalties incurred by an act itself which is considered to be so sinful/scandalous that there is a penalty attached) in the internal forum. The tribunal also has competency for the declarations of indulgences and so they had a conference on that too. They packed in alot of material but in exchange we did get an audience with the Holy Father!

As you can see from the picture I wasn't able to get up close. But it is always nice to spend a little time with the Vicar of Christ on earth!

After the conference we had to wait in line to pick up our certificate, but we waited in pretty nice surroundings!

Finally, here's the certificate!

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