ASK FATHER: The priest only said, “I absolve you from your sins”. Is that sufficient for a valid absolution? | Fr. Z’s Blog

I went and confessed all sorts of actual mortal sins to a priest, and for the absolution, I definitely heard him say either “I absolve you from your sins” or “I absolve you of your sins” . . . is that sufficient for a valid absolution? I ask, because after that, I heard him say “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.” – it sounded to me like he left out the words “in the” and just leaped to saying “name of the Father”. I asked him if he could repeat the formula, and he declined, saying he absolved me. I told him it didn’t sound to me like he said the words “in the” before “name of the Father” and he said that he said it.

ASK FATHER: The priest only said, “I absolve you from your sins”. Is that sufficient for a valid absolution? | Fr. Z’s Blog

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