Quote of the day

“Sounds good to me.”

– Archbishop Philip Hannan, after receiving absolution Saturday.

Hannan died yesterday at 98.  Read more.

  • Selah

    ” Sounds good to me ”

    The Bible is very clear that God ” alone ” can forgive sins.
    Mark 2:7 ; Luke 5:21. Jesus Christ never communicated any such power to his apostles. Scripture teaches full and free remission of sins thru the blood of Christ.
    No priest is needed to mediate between God and man.
    1 TIM 2:5 . RCC teaching of ” absolution ” is not scriptural !!

    [Selah...Not scriptural? From New Advent: "Christ principally instituted the Sacrament of Penance after His Resurrection, a miracle greater than that of healing the sick. 'As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained' (John 20:21-23)." For a longer explanation of what confession and absolution mean to Catholics, see this link. Dcn. G.]

  • Michele

    We prayed for Archbishop Hannan today at our Advanced Advocate Training Conference in Seattle Washington today. One of our Tribunal members from Baton Rouge, LA, was at the Conference.


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