At a communal penance service with general absolution.
That feeling would probably be lost or watered down in a communal service with general absolution.
Being refused absolution because the priest did not think I was sufficiently contrite.
The only thing that cheapens the experience is the lack of respect for general absolution by those who think their church experience is the only valid church experience.
I have experienced the return of several of our own children from the gift of general absolution.
This is tragic and sad--not the loss of general absolution.
Christ gave general absolution to those who approached him.
I think general absolution is a bit on shaky ground.