from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Rigorism, especially in a mild form.


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  • The Church has always taught as much; moral theologians call it "tutiorism", i.e., the principle that it's best to be on the safer tutior side.

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  • Now (3) is one thesis of that venerable theory in moral theology which is known as "tutiorism": when in doubt, do the safer (tutior) thing.

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  • Sacramentum Vitae: Why tutiorism is now unsafe skip to main

    Why tutiorism is now unsafe

  • It was actually the standard view among Catholic theologians for that time; and even today, tutiorism might be safer than some of the alternatives for non-Catholics.

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  • Recusants grown weary of dreading

    And cautious confessional treading

    Embraced Lutheranism

    As mere tutiorism

    When faced with the threat of beheading.

    April 15, 2018