I hate that an online anonymous community is the best form of confession.
I'm not a Roman Catholic but there's something beautiful about the idea about some state/government/etc. being able to absolve you from some heinous act you've committed and you not have to worry about the consequences thereafter.
Yes of course there's the risk of you then getting a taste for it and it happening thereafter etc. but, it's quite beautiful to think you can be entirely free from your horrible past.