Friday, September 04, 2015

Abortion is murder and like any other form of that mortal sin, priests can and do absolve it

Don't get confused by the Year of Mercy announcement.


Anita Moore said...

The Pope seems to be referring to the power to lift the excommunication that results from the canonical crime of abortion. I think I read somewhere recently that, while most bishops in the United States have granted this power to their priests, that is not the case everywhere in the world.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, I read the same thing, Anita. I thought that the faculties to lift the excommunication had been extended to all priests all over the world but that is not the case. In the past, women who had had an abortion could only confess and be absolved by the local ordinary since it is one of the reserved sins.