Like Gingrich, he is a convert and a thrice-married sinner engaged continually in confession and absolution.
Revising the second novel, Fallen Land, after the reviews were out for absolution made it a much less overwhelming process.
What drew you to South Africa as the setting for absolution?
My agent suggested I try to have a completed draft of a second novel before absolution was published.
Their candidacies offer a degree of absolution for this uncomfortable fact.
Come, my dear joy; I vill secure your body and your shoul too; I vill make you a good catholic, and give you an absolution.
Special assurance of forgiveness is also given in Confession and absolution.
In my room I gave many dying persons the absolution; among them a tailor, who was shot down at my side.
To the priest who gave her absolution she said, "I am dying because I listened to and believed the demon."
Leonardus, after confession and absolution had been regularly gone through, administered the last unction.
"remission, forgiveness," c.1200, from Old French absolucion, earlier assolucion, from Latin absolutionem (nominative absolutio) "completion, acquittal," noun of action from past participle stem of absolvere "to absolve" (see absolve). Originally of sins; in general use from c.1400.