1. The duty of admonishing is taught in the NT (Mt 18:1517; Ro 15:14; 1 Co 4:14; Eph 6:4; Cl 3:16; 1 Th 5:14; Tts 3:10). The early ch. observed admonition: privately in private offenses, pub. in pub. offenses. See Keys, Office of the. 2. In RCm a paternal admonition is a secret rebuke of a cleric by a prelate. If this is repeatedly disregarded, a canonical admonition (legal summons to trial) may follow.
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