UPDATE 29 March:
It seems that an option for confessions for the non-jabbed has been added to the schedule.
I note with fascination that, although the priest there seems to be extremely worried about infectious penitents, he will have “face to face” confessions!
Is there some dissonance?
UPDATE 29 March:
Yes, this is a real thing. I saw an email from someone who called the parish and spoke to the priest there. He confirmed: “I asked if I was aware of being in a serious state of sin and asked him to hear my confession, would he do it, even though I wasn’t “vaccinated” and he said no.”
Published on: Mar 28, 2021
All. GO TO CONFESSION… while you still can.
I picked this up from Ann Barnhardt.
What think you of this?
I went to the parish website. HERE
Yes, it really does say that.
Confessions Are Now Available
for Those Who Are Vaccinated
Only those vaccinated may come to the Sacrament of Penance in order to protect yourself, and more importantly, to protect others in case you are asymptomatic and contagious.
“Only those vaccinated…”.
I am wondering if there could be a justifiable reason for this, for example, an almost exclusively elderly demographic of high risk parishioners… maybe the priests themselves are frail… perhaps the Bishop of Trenton ordered this… maybe…. maybe… maybe.
Surely this parish has provisions also for those who are not vaccinated. After all, Catholic morals should allow for those who choose not to receive any of the troubling vaccines to have a sacramental life.
But there is nothing on their website suggesting that.
I’ve heard of the “principle of the double effect”.
Is there now a “principle of the double jab?”
Does this pastor now wield the power to excommunicate? After all, the excommunicated can’t receive the sacraments until the censure is lifted, absolution is imparted.
In Monmouth Beach, absolution is injected.
An exercise of the power of the syringes.