“I clearly ended up putting my foot in my mouth on some of those comments,” the penitent congressman said.
Still, that might not do it: not every believer, or even all members of the penitent, will be taken.
He would later say about his subway pictures that they were made in the “hands of a penitent spy and an apologetic voyeur.”
His admonition last week to the Irish church repeatedly emphasised that heaven still awaits the penitent pedophile priest.
I was glad to learn that Mary Magdalene's penitent side was not the main attraction here.
But she smiled again as she gathered the penitent girl in her arms, and kissed her.
But if she began to cry, then Harry had the worst of it, and was as penitent as any good child.
"By a Captain, in a house of ill-fame," said the priest, interrupting the penitent.
The praying of this petition presupposes a penitent state of heart.
He was so softened, so penitent and earnest, that even the severe Mrs. Royden was inclined to forgive him.