[quote="TheWarriorMonk, post:6, topic:329495"]
I believe Brother Jay discussed this very issue, as well as the other sacraments, in great detail in one of the SSPX threads. If memory serves me correct, confession to a SSPX bishop (and thus SSPX priest) is illicit and invalid due to the jurisdiction issue. The only time it would be valid is in the case of emergency.
An excommunicated bishop would obviously be denied the use of this facility. While the SSPX bishops are no longer excommunicated, I don't believe this facility has been granted to them given their current status with the Church.
I thought a bishop, whether he has permission to do so or not, has the power to absolve validly, even if it is illicit?
I know this is different with priests, where if they are denied the faculty, their absolution is invalid.