I recently went to confession at the Newman Center of the university where I work and had a very strange experience. After I had confessed my sins in kind and number, the priest gave me no penance. In addition, instead of the normal formula of absolution, he traced a cross on my forehead and said, "God forgives you". While I'm fairly certain that this was an abuse, I'm not sure about the validity of the sacrament. So, I have a couple questions:
1) To whom do I report this abuse?
2) Was this simply illicit but valid, or was it invalid?
3) What do I do now?:confused: