WOULD the banker allow his priest to open, when alone, the safe of his bank, manipulate and examine his papers, and pry into the most secret details of his banking business
No! surely not.
How is it then, that the same banker allows that priest to open the heart of his wife, manipulate her soul, and pry into the sacred chambers of her most intimate and secret thoughts?
Are not the heart, the soul, the purity, and the self-respect of his wife as great and precious treasures as the safe of his bank! Are not the risks and dangers of temptations, imprudences, indiscretions, much greater and more irreparable in the second, than in the first case?
Would the jeweler or goldsmith allow his priest to come, when he pleases, and handle the rich articles of his stores, ransack the desk where the money is deposited, and play with it as he pleases? No! surely not.
former Roman Catholic priest
COPYRIGHT, 1880, BY REV. CHARLES CHINIQUY.
The Priest, the Woman
and the Confessional.
- BIOGRAPHICAL, 5
- DECLARATION, 16
- PREFACE, 19
- CHAPTER I.
The Struggle before the Surrender of Womanly Self-respect
in the Confessional, 21
- CHAPTER II
Auricular Confession a deep Pit of Perdition for the Priest., 59
- CHAPTER III.
The Confessional is the Modern Sodom, 77
- CHAPTER IV.
How the Vow of Celibacy of the Priests is made easy by
Auricular Confession, 87
- CHAPTER V.
The highly-educated and refined Woman in the Confessional
—What becomes of her after unconditional surrender
—Her irreparable Ruin., 98
- CHAPTER VI.
Auricular Confession destroys all the Sacred Ties of
Marriage and Human Society, 117
- CHAPTER VII.
Should Auricular Confession be tolerated among Civilized Nations?..., 160
- CHAPTER VIII.
Does Auricular Confession bring Peace to the Soul?, 177
- CHAPTER IX.
The Dogma of Auricular Confession a Sacrilegious Imposture., 209
- CHAPTER X.
God compels the Church of Rome to confess the Abominations
of Auricular Confession, 242
- CHAPTER XI.
Auricular Confession in Australia, America, and France , 260
- CHAPTER XII.
A Chapter for the Consideration of Legislators, Husbands, and Fathers
—Some of the matters on which the Priest of Rome must question his Penitents, 290
Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? [Mark 2:7 KJV]