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St. Alfonso María de Ligorio (1696–1787).
Theologia moralis. Volume 2 of two.
Venice: Bassani, for Remondini, 1785.

In Bridwell Library’s copy of the 1785 Venetian edition of St. Alfonso María de Ligorio’s work, the passage condemned by the Mexican Inquisition in 1804 has been thoroughly deleted in ink. As the broadside explained, the passage questions the necessity of confession before communion and therefore must be expurgated “por ser peligrosa en la práctica” (“because it is dangerous in practice”).