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Sacraments: Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also known a Sacramental Confession or Penance) is one of the most joyful of the church’s sacraments—but it is one of the least known, at least among Anglicans. In essence it is very simple: personal confession of sin to God in the presence of a priest who then gives advice, suggests a “penance” or act of devotion which may be relevant to the matters confessed, and then in the name of Christ and His Church pronounces absolution.

Kate Summerscale’s excellent book, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, is based upon an horrific  incident in mid-Victorian England called The Road Hill House Murder. Those studying the mystery are not usually aware of its theological significance.  [...]