But it did not stop the heinous acts he's committing.
When the sins confessed were very heinous the satisfactions were correspondingly severe and sometimes lasted over many years.
Yet even in the enlightened 18th century popular fanaticism made of sacrilege the most heinous offence.
Not all the sins named are equally heinous according to modern conceptions; many of them deal with petty offences against religious usages that seem to us but trifling.
This last enormous privilege, which became one of the main and most efficient instruments of the subjection of Europe to clerical tyranny, extended to matters both civil and criminal; though, as Bingham shows, it did not (always and everywhere) prevail in cases of heinous crime (Origines Eccles.