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Ask Fr. Francis: Can I Do Confession Online?

The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.org. Fr. Francis Ching, CC answers tough questions about the Catholic faith.

Fr. Francis Ching PortraitQuestion:

The hours available (at my church) does not match my schedule. May I ask to do confession online here?

Fr. Francis' answer: 

As much as I understand and sympathize with your need, confession is a sacrament and so must be received in person.

“By Church law, confession must be done with a validly ordained priest in person, where all mortal sins unconfessed must be made known to the priest by word or through an interpreter.”

Reconciliation may not be received over the phone or other social media...

Read the full answer here!

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