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absolution

Christianity
a. a formal remission of sin pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
b. the prescribed form of words granting such a remission
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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"Absolution comes not from him who administers it, but from God.
Flaherty was his name and I hope he will die without absolution. She cut half through the old Ferndale and after the blow there was a silence like death.
By a species of pious fraud, for which no doubt the worthy priest found his absolution in the purity of his motives, he declared that, while no positive change was actually wrought in the mind of Middleton, there was every reason to hope the entering wedge of argument had been driven to its head, and that in consequence an opening was left, through which, it might rationally be hoped, the blessed seeds of a religious fructification would find their way, especially if the subject was left uninterruptedly to enjoy the advantage of catholic communion.
Church authority does not see the need and takes the position that the criteria for general absolution are never met, even though large numbers still assemble for communal penance services and far fewer priests are available than 30 years ago.
John, NB--Bishop Faber MacDonald has issued a directive on Reconciliation and General Absolution for the diocese of St.
At a communal penance service with general absolution. It made me very aware of the communal aspect of my sins.
With respect to the latter, general absolution is a common practice in the Archdiocese of Ottawa.
I am shamed and saddened by the ram pant sexual misconduct of the men ordained to teach the Catholic faith, preach the gospel, and grant us absolution.
And the Code of Canon Law says that "individual and integral confession and absolution constitute the sole ordinary means by which a member of the faithful who is conscious of grave sin is reconciled with God and with the Church.
Here's your chance to get absolution from on high for Nero for biting the postman and Cuddles for wetting on your drapes."
From Hilary White on general absolution & Msgr.
The penance for the abusive priest should be that he contact the abused child and the child's parent or parents and ask the child's forgiveness and that absolution not be given until that penance is concluded.