Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[7] Of The Nature Of Confession
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We must now consider the nature of confession, under which head there are three points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether Augustine fittingly defines confession?

A[2] Whether confession is an act of virtue?

A[3] Whether confession is an act of the virtue of penance?