Once get a sinner to confession, and the whole work was done.
When the sinner has expiated his crime they are ready to forgive.
3 Some passages refer exclusively to the endurance of punishment as a condition of pardon; 4 others to the penitence and amendment of the sinner.'
" Deadly " sins were those for which formal ecclesiastical penance was held to be necessary, in order to save the sinner from eternal damnation; for " venial " sins he might obtain forgiveness, through prayer, almsgiving, and the observance of the regular fasts.
26 (God gives joy to him who pleases him, amd makes the sinner toil to lay up for the latter), viii.