I was perfectly aware of the vernacular being used these days. My wife was Catholic and I attended Mass with her.<quoted text>
They say it in the vernacular now, not Latin.
The priest IS ordained, thus it isn't a case of "anyone saying something". He's ordained, and is acting with Christ's authority conferred in scripture. I cannot say it to an effect as I'm not a priest.
I provided the full prayer for you. That's what's said at Confession. The priest does not grant his own absolution, rather God's.
I haven't read Ferraris-he was a Franciscan canonist and his work doesn't suffice as nor present itself as Catholic doctrine.
Do you guys always throw all your cards on the table at one time-ecclesial 52 pickup?
Odd that you'd assert "arrogance" on part of the Church when you presumed to inform me, a Catholic, on the Form of Confession You didn't even know they dropped Latin years ago.
The Latin was used to prove to you that it is a power of the priest to forgive sin.
Lucius Ferraris also stated...
The Pope is of great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.
The Pope can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts as vicegerent of God upon earth... Lucius Ferraris, in Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica, Volume V, article on Papa, Article II, titled Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility,#30, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition.
He has the following credentials...
F. Lucii Ferraris... Prompta bibliotheca, canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, nec non ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica. Not insignificant.