Am I still a member?

If I have had an abortion am I still a member of the Church? Thank you

Dear friend,

While the sin of having an abortion automatically excommunicates the person, all the person needs to do to be back in the Church is to simply go to Confession. Then she may receive Holy Communion and her soul is as clean as it was when she was baptized. Priests are most compassionate to those who confess having had a abortion. You are in our prayers.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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