Question of the Day for Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Mortal Sin Query

Q. A layperson is not supposed to receive Communion while in a state of mortal sin. But what about a priest who is in the state of mortal sin? Does he have to go to confession before celebrating a Mass? Does it impact the validity of the Mass?

A. Here is a reply from Father Francis Hoffman, J.C.D.:

No one should receive holy Communion while in a state of mortal sin. Fortunately, the Church provides us with the wonderful Sacrament of Penance, to forgive our sins, and priests are willing to hear confessions whenever the faithful make a reasonable request for this sacrament.

Read the rest of the answer at Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/March11152013/tabid/8695/Default.aspx

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