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This index presents a list of places that occur in this book titled A Contrite Heart. Western jurisprudence has long struggled (and presumably will continue to struggle) to balance the claims of the public and the private good. Strangely, perhaps, of all the principles and precedents brought to bear on the problem, there is little reference to two propositions enunciated by jurists in the 9th century: ?Those who are convicted of a public crime are to be judged in the public forum and should perform public penance in a manner prescribed in canon law?; and ?If one sins publicly, one should do penance publicly.

Keywords: canon law; public penance; western jurisprudence



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