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In short, the publicization of penance moved the church closer to a model of justice that emphasized retribution for sin as much as the restoration of relationships and reconciliation with the broader community.
Yes, the Our Father teaches Christians to ask God's forgiveness just as "we forgive those who trespass against us." But at no time has either Jew or Christian asked for pardon for sins of the past, including those through whom a collective "we," that is, the human members of the Mystical Body of Christ, have offended.