For some time I have been discerning the call to the priesthood, and this call has been growing stronger. Of late I have been having many opportunities to pursue this call, and I feel as if the Holy Spirit is leading me down all the right paths.
Unfortunately in my past I did not have the faith I have now. I didnt know what I believed. During this period of my life a friend came to me who had decided she was going to have an abortion. At the time I thought I was doing the right thing by driving her to the clinic and comforting her. I have long since recognised the wrong I did and have been reconciled with the Church and am VERY pro life.
The thing is I know that any involvement in abortion is an impediment to the priesthood, and this can only be removed by a dispensation, and as far as I can tell, it must be a papal dispensation.
Does anyone know if a dispensation is granted for this, if they have been granted before and its feasibility?
And does anyone have any advice on how to proceed?
Any help is much appreciated,