Is there any hope for a person who has fallen from their faith in every way shape & form possible? Someone who hasn’t been to confession in decades, committed several mortal sins, was married outside the church, has adult agnostic children, suffers from depression and physical problems, and thinks of themselves as not good enough for the Regular Catholic community? Do you think Divine Mercy could be shown to such a person?
There is ALWAYS hope. God’s love is infinite; it has no limit. We can never out-sin His love, so long as we repent. When the priest says “I absolve you,” the Lord Himself is absolving us. At that point our souls are as pure as when we were baptized.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.