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Some clarity about the faculty Francis gave priests to “absolve the sin of abortion”

At CNN we find a story about how Pope Francis extended to priests indefinitely the ability to absolve the sin of abortion. He had hitherto given it only for the Year of Mercy, which is now closed. (CNN)Pope Francis has … Continue reading

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Explaining the Year of Mercy “abortion forgiveness faculty”

For the Year of Mercy the Holy Father has given to all priests the faculty to absolve from the censure that is incurred by the crime (not just sin) of successfully procuring an abortion.  This has created a bit of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: I’m haunted. Was I not really absolved? Am I still excommunicated?

Fathers and seminarians, pay attention! From a reader… The Pope is sending out special priests who can absolve abortion. Does this mean that priests are giving absolution for something they cannot? Is the absolution then invalid? What does that mean for reception of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I poured the Precious Blood down a sink

From a reader: I was reading your blog entry on "Graviora Delicta" and started to get a bit nervous.  Awhile ago, I served as sacristan at a Jesuit high school.  With no disrespect to the Society of Jesus, you can … Continue reading

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Ed Peters on SSPX ordinations

The distinguished canonist Ed Peters, on his blog In The Light Of The Law, has opined about the illicit ordinations performed by the SSPX. This is timely especially because of the tensions in Germany between the bishops in that conference … Continue reading

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