I don’t know if this is a correct forum for this question but I will ask it anyway.
What is the Catholic teaching or position on the validity of priest giving absolution for confession or praying over the communion elements (Transubstantiation) if the Catholic priest is in a continual state of mortal sin. Giving rise to the news media accounts on clerical abuse and the lifestyle of some Catholic priests, does this nullify the sacraments above.
Mortal sin means a total lost of fellowship or relationship with God. Since the Act of Absolution and/or Consecration requires one to be in relationship with God, how does the Catholic Church respond to this question? :shrug: