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Offline Bataar

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Weird question regarding confession
« on: April 06, 2020, 05:05:22 PM »
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  • So the bishop of the diocese has instructed the priests not to do confessions. The priests at a nearby FSSP church are still holding confessions outdoors. They have an usher in the area and he directs people still in their cars to drive around and the priest sits about 8 feet away from your car with his back to you for your confession. Apparently, this is against the bishop's order. Because of this, are the priests committing a schismatic act or does the bishop not have the authority to tell priests not to distribute the sacrament?

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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 05:34:14 PM »
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  • So the bishop of the diocese has instructed the priests not to do confessions. The priests at a nearby FSSP church are still holding confessions outdoors. They have an usher in the area and he directs people still in their cars to drive around and the priest sits about 8 feet away from your car with his back to you for your confession. Apparently, this is against the bishop's order. Because of this, are the priests committing a schismatic act or does the bishop not have the authority to tell priests not to distribute the sacrament?
    I admire the FSSP Priests hearing confessions. The first law of the Church is the Salvation of Souls.  I side with the
    Priests against the Bishop. 
    Even at the height of the influenza of 1918-1919 and a real pandemic the Priests where not ordered by their
    Bishops not to hear confessions to satisfy the orders from authorities.


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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 06:57:38 PM »
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  • As I understand it, the FSSP is a Clerical Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, meaning that the FSSP is answerable to the pope alone, and not to local bishops.

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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 07:04:22 PM »
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  • Yeah the first law is the salvation of souls.  Bishops can't instruct priests not to forgive sins

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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #4 on: April 06, 2020, 07:48:18 PM »
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  • I admire the FSSP Priests hearing confessions. The first law of the Church is the Salvation of Souls.  I side with the
    Priests against the Bishop.  
    Even at the height of the influenza of 1918-1919 and a real pandemic the Priests where not ordered by their
    Bishops not to hear confessions to satisfy the orders from authorities.
    Bataar: Read the attached article:

    Bishop Scheider recently said that Priests do not have to obey their Bishop in closing the churches and the public
    celebration of the Mass. This is also can be applies to receiving the sacraments and hearing confessions.
    No surrender to the ɠƖobaƖıst one world order and Fɾҽҽmαsσɳɾყ.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-schneider-priests-dont-have-to-obey-bishops-govt-who-suspend-mass-over-CÖVÌD-19


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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #5 on: April 06, 2020, 11:26:54 PM »
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  • From the Code of Canon Law;

    Can.  986 §1. All to whom the care of souls has been entrusted in virtue of some function are obliged to make provision so that the confessions of the faithful entrusted to them are heard when they reasonably seek to be heard and that they have the opportunity to approach individual confession on days and at times established for their convenience.
    §2. In urgent necessity, any confessor is obliged to hear the confessions of the Christian faithful, and in danger of death, any priest is so obliged.

    http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P3G.HTM

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    Re: Weird question regarding confession
    « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 04:21:39 AM »
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  • The Canon Penitentiary has promulgated a letter which seems to favor using appropriate precautions making confession available to the faithful who would like to go to confession. In the Holy Father's year of mercy a great emphasis was on confession. Making confession available was part of its emphasis.  

      https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/major-penitentiary-mercy-does-not-cease-amid-cσɾσnαvιɾυs-23808


     

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