Abortion and Absolution.


#1

I was told that if a woman wants to recieve absolution for having an abortion she would have to go either to an Abbot or Bishop (or higher up). Are there some serious sins a priest can not absolve?
Thank you,
Gina


#2

Dear Find,

This is no longer true. There was a time when abortion was considered a “reserved sin” and the person was referred to a bishop or some priest deputed to absolve such sins. Today all priests can absolve the sin of abortion.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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