Act of Contrition

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Act of Contrition

prayer of atonement said after making one’s confession. [Christianity: Misc.]
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The most obvious is how we might distinguish between genuine categorical apologies and staged acts of contrition.
If participants indicated that they forgave others, they were asked to list any acts of contrition they required transgressors to complete.
Although several CEOs caught up in the wave of recent scandals have made news for their acts of contrition, few have actually apologized.
with suggestions for penances, would priests who have not been involved in the sex scandal want to do public acts of contrition on behalf of those who have?
For some members of the brotherhood devoted to the True Cross, the calls for repentance and acts of contrition evoked in the poem took on quite literal form.
It has been a very long time, but the final acts of contrition are being offered and accepted.
NEW YORK -- Rapper Cuban Link stars in "The Acts of Contrition," on an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he plays Eddie, a determined young man seeking justice for his older brother who was incapacitated after a racial hate crime.
Caption: During a prayer service in a chapel at the archdiocesan center May 31, former Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland used carefully chosen words and visible acts of contrition in a public apology for his role in a sex scandal (NCR, May 31).
They urged him to continue his private and public acts of contrition.
But while going to confession and acts of contrition may deal with other, less mortal sins, motorists are going to be dammed to the fiery pits of Hell.
Glancing in the rearview mirror, I notice the kids' faces are frozen in neutral, as if they're holding their breath and silently saying their acts of contrition.