Sources: CC-CEDICT; Law Dictionary; Adso Chinese-English Dictionary
And once they are done, they expect absolution. But the truth is, not all confessions are worthy of such forgiveness.
They do not invalidate one another, just as confession and absolution do not invalidate one another.
It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution.
On the contrary, all three are salient aspects of one and the same problem, and they no more invalidate one another than do confession and absolution.
The First Book alone adds: and the same form of absolution shall be used in all private confessions.
A desperate honesty that throbs through his confession does not absolve him from sins of diabolical cunning. He is abnormal.
Admittedly these confessions are taking place in a laboratory rather than an interrogation room, so the stakes might not appear that high to the confessor.
Since all the priests knew me as an altar boy, I was convinced that they’d recognize me in the confessional the second I opened my mouth. I was scared of them.
The latency influence of Christian's culture had developed into a moral ambit, an escape from bitterness or a confession consciousness.
Late in the day, he found Colom secluded in a room with Guatemala’s Archbishop, murmuring words that Izurieta could not make out, as if he were in confession.