I am in the process of confirmation through RCIA after 20 years of being away from the church. I am baptised and I have received first communion. I will be going to confession very soon as well. I know that abortion is considered a mortal sin and I am in the unfortunate position of having had an abortion in my past. I am worried that I will not be able to reenter the church and be confirmed. Is this something that the priest can absolve if I am repentant?
Please be assured of God’s infinite Mercy! The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on forgiveness after an abortion. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.