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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

On going to a priest when one has aborted a baby


This information is from a woman I know well and love well. She found this out. All the priests in the Archdiocese of Boston have been given the faculties to remove the excommunication from an abortion in that diocese. Why do not all bishops do this?

God bless Archbishop Sean O'Malley for this pastoral decision.

May other bishops do the same.

2 comments:

Lynne said...

But do they know they've been given this faculty? I'm in Boston and I asked a fairly young priest about this. He didn't know what I was talking about. This conversation took place about 5 or 6 years ago though...

Supertradmum said...

The priest will know very well whether he has that faculty, as it is actually written out in his given faculties from the bishop for confession. A sentence will read something like, permission to release the excommunication owing to abortion or so on. It is clear. Some dioceses give all their priests that faculty, but most do not. You can check with the diocesan office if you need to know.