Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Vatican secret confession tribunal opens up

ROME – One of the Vatican's most secrecy shrouded tribunals, which handles confessions of sins so grave only the pope can grant absolution, is giving the faithful a peek into its workings for the first time in its 830-year history...(news story link in title)


~Joseph the Worker said...

I just read this at another guy's blog. I had no idea that desecration of the Eucharist required you to go to Confession with the Pope? Do you think parish priests know this, and how often is this available to people?

The Catholic Journeyman said...

I am only guessing but, most Priests would be out of this loop, or at least years behind in acting on it as a resource...just my take though. I am sure my Deacon is aware of it. Anyone who is acting as a spiritual director, working in RCIA or put in a position of Catholic Aplogetic work at any level need this knowledge of practice in case they are in touch with one who needs this level of reconciliation.

It appears to be quite the heady process. P.J. Myers needs it desperately.

PaulSceptic said...

Would the addition of Paul's epistle to the canon be one of these grave sins? It ought to be. The popes all need to confess it.