Tuesday, September 1, 2015

All priests will be able to forgive sin of abortion during Jubilee for Mercy

Pope has also allowed priests from the Society of St. Pius X to 'validly and licitly' hear confessions during the Holy Year
Pope Francis goes to confession during a Lenten penance service in St. Peter's Basilica March 13. During the service the Pope announced the Holy Year of Mercy, to be celebrated from Dec. 8, 2015, until Nov. 20, 2016. CNS photo / Stefano Spaziani, pool.
In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting priests who are members of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) the faculty to forgive sins. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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Anne Leahy. Catholic Register (CCN).
A Quebec bill that would give the province's human rights commission new powers faces growing opposition including from the Catholic Civil Rights League. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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