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Author: Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.
Title: A treatise of the best kinde of confessors: by which preists [sic] in England may see how they may be, and lay Catholiks see how they may chuse the best kinde of confessors / composed by the most reverend father in God, Richard, bishop of Chalcedon, pastor of the Catholike in England.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A treatise of the best kinde of confessors: by which preists [sic] in England may see how they may be, and lay Catholiks see how they may chuse the best kinde of confessors / composed by the most reverend father in God, Richard, bishop of Chalcedon, pastor of the Catholike in England.
Smith, Richard, 1566-1655.

[London: s.n.], Printed An. 1651.
Subject terms:
Confession -- Catholic Church
Confessors
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A93388.0001.001

Contents
title page
A TREATISE OF THE BEST KINDE OF CONFESSORS. Presented to the vertuous Se∣minarist, and Regular Priests, and Catholiks in England.
FIRST CHAPTER. The trw state of the question, Concerning the best kinde af Confessors, plainly sett down.
SECOND CHAPTER. That the comparing of the sayd two different kindes of Confes∣sors, ought not to be offensiue to anye good Priest, or Catholick, but rather gratefull.
THIRD CHAPTER. That it much importeth, both Priests, and Lay Catholiks, to know, which is the best kinde of Confessors.
FORTH CHAPTER. That a Confessor, who hath Pa∣storall charge of the souls of Penitents, is better, then one, who hath no such charge, proued by their different Institutors.
FIFTH CHAPTER. That a Confessor with charge of soules, is better, then one with∣out such charge, proued by the different ends of their Insti∣tution.
SIXT CHAPTER. That a Confessor with charge of fouls, is better, then one with∣out it, proued by Gods binding to Confess to the one, and not to the others.
SEVENTH CHAPTER. That is better for Penitents to con∣fess to Priests who haue charge of their souls, then to thers, proued by the ends for which God in∣stituted Confssion.
EIGHT CHAPTER. That it is better to confess to a Priest, who hath charge of the Penitents soul, then to an other, proued by the Iudgement of the Church.
NINTH CHAPTER. That it is better for Penitents, to confess to a Priest, who hath charge of their souls, then to others, proued by the iudge∣ment of those, who were Con∣fessors of Penitents without charge of souls.
TENTH CHAPTER. That it is better for Penitents, to Confess to Priests, who haue charge of their souls, then to others, proued by the Generall practise of those Priests, who are Confessors of Penitents, without charge of their souls.
ELEVENTH CHAPTER. That is better for a Penitent to confess to a Priest, who hath charge of his soule, then to an other, proued by the greater cer∣tainty of absolution.
TWELFTH CHAPTER. That it is better for a Penitent, to confess to a Priest, who hath charge of his soule, then to an other, because it is more meri∣torious, and allso more satisfa∣ctorious.
THIRTEENTH CHAP. That it is better for a Penitent to confess to a Parish Priest, who hath charge of his soul, then to an other, because great com∣modities, and no inconuenien∣cie cometh bythat, and many inconueniencies come by this.
FOVRTEENTH CHAPT. That of it self it is better for a Pe∣nitent, to confess to his proper Priest, then to others, because naturally he loueth his penitents more then others doe.
FIFTEENTH CHAPTER. That it is better to confess to ones proper Priest, then to an other, because he is a more noble officer or minister of the Sacrament of Pennance.
SIXTEENTH CHAPTER. That it is better to confess to a Priest, who hath charge of souls, then to one who hath not, because he is necessarie to the good gouer∣ment of the Church, not others.
SEAVENTEENTH CHAP. That it is better to confess, to a priest hauing charge of souls, then to an other, proued by the comparison of the speciall motiues to confess to others.
THE CONCLVSION to the Reader.