Not sure this is the right forum, but here’s a question pertaining to canon law:
If a non-Catholic Christian (validly Baptized) is received into the Catholic Church by a Priest who, while having a valid but illicit ordination from one of the schismatic lines, does not have faculties from the local Ordinary (ie, the Priest is SSPX or serves at an “independent” Catholic parish). Is that person actually received into the Church? If so, is their first confession valid, since the Priest doesn’t have faculties to hear confession?
I can’t seem to find any answers in Canon Law or from anything the USCCB has on their website.