The Order for the Suspension, Reconciliation, Deposition, Dispensation, Degradation, and Restitution of Holy Orders

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Order for the Suspension, Reconciliation, Deposition, Dispensation, Degradation, and Restitution of Holy Orders

Description: This engraving is the first of three illustrating various rites for those under holy orders. When a priest engages in serious wrong-doing, he may be suspended by the bishop. After doing the prescribed penance, the priest undergoes a rite of reconciliation. Here the bishop is laying his hand on the head of a penitent priest.

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