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.
These principles applied to all classes of society alike, and though strife within the family was by no means unknown, at all events in royal families, the actual slaying of a kinsman was regarded as the most heinous of all offences.