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QUAERITUR: “You are absolved of your sins” instead of “I absolve you”.

From a reader:
My confessor said: “you are absolved of your sins” instead of “I absolve you of your sins.” I searched the web and your blog and found nothing similar to this example. Confession still valid or do I re-confess? … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest ad libs words of absolution

From a reader:
I have never worried about the words of absolution in confession before, but after coming to know that many of your readers worry about whether or not their sins have been forgiven due to the form variations, it … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Nitwit priest changes the words of absolution. Wherein Fr. Z really rants.

From a reader:
I am deeply distressed over this. I went to Confession today and for
the absolution, the priest said “…and I forgive you of all your
sins…” instead of “..I absolve you of your sins..”
Is my Confession
valid and am I still … Continue reading

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