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Old 18th January 2011, 12:52 AM
Ron Conte Ron Conte is offline
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Originally Posted by TheGiftOfLife View Post
The canon is very clear saying IS NOT permitted.

What if a priest sins and there is no other priest around and he is scheduled to say Mass, I know this is unlikely, but what is the teaching of the church on this? How should it be handled?

The priest should say an act of perfect contrition, then he may say Mass. That circumstance would count as a grave reason, so it is permitted under that Canon for him to say Mass.

But it is always the case, whenever anyone commits a grave sin, that they should repent and say an act of perfect contrition as soon as possible.
Ron Conte
Roman Catholic theologian
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