Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
XP: Treatise On Contrition
Q[18] Of The Effect Of The Keys
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We must now consider the effect of the keys under which head there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether the power of the keys extends to the remission of guilt?

A[2] Whether a priest can remit sin as to the punishment?

A[3] Whether a priest can bind in virtue of the power of the keys?

A[4] Whether he can loose and bind according to his own judgment?