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Adultery and penance

What kind of penance would a Catholic get for an adulterous one-night stand?

It's in the present day, so stoning is out. There's no possibility of an illegitimate child, so no need to factor in that complication. And he's male, which I'm sure still makes a big difference in conservative churches (which his is).

Assuming he regrets it (is truly sorry, has no intention of doing it again, etcetera), and that his wife has forgiven him, what sort of thing would the priest to tell him to do to make it up to God?
Tags: ~religion: christianity: catholicism

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