Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[10] Of The Effect Of Confession
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We must now consider the effect of confession: under which head there are five points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether confession delivers one from the death of sin?

A[2] Whether confession delivers one in any way from punishment?

A[3] Whether confession opens Paradise to us?

A[4] Whether confession gives hope of salvation?

A[5] Whether a general confession blots out mortal sins that one has forgotten?