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SECT. I. PROBABLE OPINIONS-Doctrine of Probability defined—
Illustrations of the doctrine-Distinction between probable, false,
improbable, certainly probable, and probably probable opinions-
Doctrine of probability ascribed to the Scriptures, the holy Fathers,
and to the first ages of the Church-Confessors governed by pro-
bable opinions-A Confessor must absolve a penitent in opposition
to his own opinions-Inclination may decide which of two contrary

SECT. III. SIMONY-Purchase of Ordination-Benefice-Feigned
promise of payment of purchase money-Purchase in probable ig-
norance-Want of will to perform the promise of payment excuses
from Simony, as there only remains the will to commit a fraud-

SECT. VIII. IMPIETY-The love of God not due to him through
justice Difficulty in determining when the love of God is binding
—Murder, theft and fornication lawful in due fulfilment of the com-
mand of God-The SOCIETY OF JESUS proceeded from him whose
name it bears-Christ asserted to have described its rule of life by
his example and his words-Dissimulation in the administration of
the Sacraments-A man of a religious order, for a short time and
for a sinful purpose, may lay aside the habit of his order-That
time limited to one hour; the allowed purpose, fornication, theft,

SECT. XVI. SUICIDE AND HOMICIDE-Suicide not plainly for-

bidden-Homicide need not necessarily be prevented-Illustration

SECT. XVII. HIGH TREASON AND REGICIDE-The Rebellion of
an Ecclesiastic against a King is not High Treason-Deposition of a
Sovereign-Absolution of subjects from their oath of allegiance-The
spiritual power may change and transfer the temporal power-The
Roman Pontiff must determine whether a King should be deposed
or not-Resistance of Princes punished by the Pope-Perverted
application of the words of Jeremiah-And of St. Paul-Christ's
charge to Peter-Course of proceeding recommended by Mariana

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