Posts Tagged ‘General absolution’

Priest gave general absolution to Mexico City metro victims

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Fr. Juan Ortiz has said he reached the scene of the accident on a metro overpass in Mexico shortly after it occurred Monday evening, giving general absolution to the victims. “I got as close as I could, at a safe distance, I prayed for the dead, for the injured, and gave general absolution,” he told Read more

Coronavirus revives the old, ushers in the new in Catholic practice

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

With the coronavirus forcing church closures and limiting access to sacraments, the Catholic Church has dusted off some old practices that perhaps had fallen into disuse, while also availing itself of new means of ensuring faithful can access the essentials. With increasing numbers of people confined at home with no access to Mass or confession, Read more

England bishops looked at general absolution for Jubilee

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The bishops of England and Wales have discussed whether parishes might celebrate the Third Rite of Reconciliation during the Year of Mercy. But at their November meeting, the bishops did not approve the move, despite some lively discussion. Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth wrote that the bishops acknowledged that valid conditions required for general absolution Read more