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Christine Corcoran wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • What is Communal Reconciliation?

Christine

  { What is Communal Reconciliation or does this go under a different Church definition? }

Bob replied:

Christine,

I believe that someone is renaming General absolution to something new here, which is probably an indicator of another distortion of Church teaching and abuse.

General absolution has really only been in use since Vatican II, but some modernist clergy have given people the impression that they don't need to receive the Sacrament of Penance properly, meaning receive individual Penance.

Certainly this has happened when priests utilize the option illegitimately and mislead people. It was really intended for dire circumstances when war or other circumstances prevented access to the Sacrament.

Here is one article regarding general absolution.

Peace,

Bob Kirby

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