What Is the Sacrament of Absolution?
Absolution does not require “confession” to a priest. In Absolution, you silently confess your sins to God in the presence of a priest, you request God’s forgiveness, and a priest gives you Absolution of your sins. You are inspired by the Holy Spirit to know the penance or atonement you should make. Absolution also can be made in the more traditional form of confessing your sins to a priest and then receiving Absolution.