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Abortion, Confession, and Excommunication

September 2nd, 2015, by Fr. Shawn P. Tunink

In preparation for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis released a letter expressing his desire to give priests some special abilities to minister to those seeking forgiveness for having participated in an abortion. He also had some special instructions for those who would go to a priest of the Society of St. Pius X for confession. Because these issues involve some complexities of canon law, there has been some confusion. Hopefully this video can clear a few things up.

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