I have a question regarding canon law and dispensations from canonical impediments/irregularities.
I was raised in a nominal Catholic background, I was baptized, and went through confirmation etc. When I was 18, I made the worst mistake of my life and joined and was baptized into another denomination. I lasted only several months in this denomination before realized how wrong I was. I received absolution for my action, but here I am several years later, and I have felt that God might be calling me to the priesthood. I just discovered however, that do to my actions, I am canonically irregular for falling into schism and that only a dispensation from the Pope can remove my irregularity.
I’ve come along way in the discernment process but only found out about this being an impediment in the past day… Does anyone know how such a dispensation can be granted?