Sometimes confessing is better for the confessor than the ‘confessee’ and just makes unnecessary trouble.
It was still Sam, his confidant, his confessor , his penitent, his port in the storm and most beloved brother.
If one of them confesses and the other does not, the confessor gets a reward and his partner gets a heavy sentence.
Once signed, the written confession can condemn the confessor even after the confession has been retracted.
This is indeed the duty of the priest's confessor or spiritual director, the representative of the tribunal of mercy.
And it is to turn the form of confession into one in which the penitent interrogates the confessor .
Admittedly, these confessions inevitably end with a blatant disclaimer stressing the confessor 's heterosexuality, so I'm not trying to argue that lesbianism has become mainstream.
Anyway, these dice are used to either forgive or condemn the confessor .
The sacramental seal is inviolable; therefore, it is a crime for a confessor in any way to betray a penitent by word or in any other manner or for any reason.
She was hoping that her being there; like a confessor or guardian angel, someone who was not judging and not changing, would help them in someway.