22 June 2009
In Catholicism, one must confess one's sins to a priest and receive absolution in order to be forgiven by God. (Usually. There are a few other ways, but this is the preferred method.) If you've been really naughty, a priest is not good enough. Some sins can only be absolved by a bishop. Fortunately, as St. Colman's is a Cathedral, it means that there is a bishop in residence. In case you have been exceptionally, bad, the confessional he occupies has been helpfully labelled.