This is good stuff. You tought me something! I know most should get absolution, but one of my main issues with Catholism was always what I saw as the 'easy way out'...confession. I always thought, "what about the truly evil people?" Glad to know confession is flexible and defends the good!
My cousin is such a die hard Catholic, she nearly became a nun...until the day she met her future husband, a Jewish man-on the verge of becoming a rabie! To this day, they've remaining extremely true to their religions. I was a bridesmaid in that wedding. Full out Catholic and Jewish wedding. Something to behold!