What is a censure?

What is a censure?

A censure is a type of penalty imposed by the Church. Imposition of such a penalty is intended to motivate a change in behavior and to reintegrate an offending party back into the Church. For this reason a censure is called a medicinal penalty (cf. Code of Canon Law, 1312) as opposed to an expiatory penalty which is compensatory in nature.

For more on this see Censures.

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