Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[5] Of The Effect Of Contrition
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We must now consider the effect of contrition: under which head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether the remission of sin is the effect of contrition?

A[2] Whether contrition can take away the debt of punishment entirely?

A[3] Whether slight contrition suffices to blot out great sins?