Saturday, May 8, 2010

Canon Law Update: Abortion and Confession

From Dr. Ed Peters:

Any confessor can absolve penitents of abortion

From time to time I am asked whether priests need special faculties to absolve penitents in abortion cases. Although the 1983 Code, in contrast to the 1917 Code, requires no special confessional faculties in abortion cases -- and therefore any priest authorized to hear confessions can absolve from the sin of abortion and from the automatic censure attached to it -- confusion on this point apparently persists. So let's address it.

Go to his blog, In Light of the Law, to read about abortion and confession

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