Posts Tagged ‘General absolution’

Coronavirus revives the old, ushers in the new in Catholic practice Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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