long story ( short ) long :o
My Wife went to confession this morning. She was worried so she said to me ''The priest was wearing civilian clothing and at the end of my confession instead of saying the formula he just said ‘‘In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit I forgive you of your sins’’. and that was that.
I saw the priest afterwards and I know he celebrates Mass so that was a weight off her shoulders and I think she thought some fella who isnt a priest just heard her confession.
But I’m shaky on the absolution part. I think its ok but… not sure so would appreciate it if someone could give a solid answer and take a load off her ( our ) minds.