Are sacraments administered by a priest who has lost his faith in God valid?


#1

I’m aware of a priest who says he has lost his faith in God. Are the sacraments he administers - including adult conversion, baptism, and first Communion - valid? If these sacraments are invalid, what should a person do?


#2

Dear friend,

The sacraments he administers are valid. The validity of the sacraments are not affected by the priest's state of soul. So long as he wills to do what the Church wills regarding the sacraments, even if he no longer believes, the sacraments are valid.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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