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QUAERITUR: Too many people for confession. Priest gives General Absolution.

From a reader:
This past Saturday afternoon, I went to confession (or, rather, I tried to go to confession). The good news is that the line was full of penitents. There were at least 25 people waiting in front of me … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Parish priest will not implement the new translation, schedules General Absolution

From a reader:
I’m living in Ireland and my parish priest … has, under the influence of the new Association of Irish Catholic Priests, decided to make a stand against the new Missal and has simply refused to introduce it at … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Confession and living far from any priest. Fr. Z also rants about General Absolution.

From a reader:
Thank you for your reminders about confession. It’s appreciated.
My question is, what recourse does a layperson have for the forgivness of a mortal sin in the absence of sacramental confession?
Some of us live in very rural areas that … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: absolution without any confession

From a reader:
There is a parish in our diocese that offers a rather unique penance service with no individual confession offered. A penance service is held and people simply file up in a line, say to the priest “I am … Continue reading

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