SSPX confessions


When SSPX priests administer the Sacrament of Reconciliation are they valid? I would like to know.


No. They do not possess faculties from the local bishop to administer absolution.

Now, if you went to one for confession and did not know this, I believe that, in this case, the Church would supply.

Someone here will correct me if I am wrong.


I think where they are out of communion with Rome, the answer is “no”. However, as stated, if you confessed to one not realizing they were SSPX, I believe God would consider you absolved of your sins.


Rhetorical musing: Just wondering why anyone would choose to seek a sacrament from someone out of communion with the universal Church... I wonder what type of spirit would lead one there?


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