I learned a long time ago that some people would rather die than forgive. It's a strange truth but forgiveness is a painful and difficult process. It's not something that happens overnight. It's an evolution of the heart.
The principle that certain sins should not receive the Church's testimony of forgiveness was probably no novelty at all but had been applied in various churches perhaps however with no strict consistency.
I think everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Mark's happier. I'm sober. There are still phone calls to be made people I need to say something to. But everyone from Creed who I've offended or hurt I ask for their forgiveness.
I would say that playing this character has caused me to think about a lot of things. He's always questioning himself and trying to get back to something he lost touch with and trying to find forgiveness. Everybody struggles with these things to some extent in their life.