Sources: Adso Chinese-English Dictionary; Law Dictionary
Using it for something to do with the Holocaust would really seem like an absolution to me, and that is something I neither wish nor care to grant.
The priest hustled toward the accidental crash and got as close to the fiery wreckage as he could. He said a prayer and offered a blanket absolution.
I knew as well that I was not in search of a “Father ” or seeking advice or absolution.
The penitent hope their red - faced admissions of guilt will bring absolution, but can saying sorry really be enough to restore their credibility?
Forgiveness is often confused with absolution, since the terms are used almost interchangeably in most religions.
And once they are done, they expect absolution. But the truth is, not all confessions are worthy of such forgiveness.
Among Clinton's potential consolation prizes: the veep slot and absolution of her campaign debt.
Forgiving someone else first involves recognizing that forgiving someone does not give them absolution for a previous wrong.
They do not invalidate one another, just as confession and absolution do not invalidate one another.
Regarding the form of the sacrament, both the Council of Florence and the Council of Trent teach that it consists in the words of absolution.