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This would depend upon a couple of things: 1) Which faith tradition are you speaking within? If you are within the Catholic (Roman and Eastern Branches), Orthodox, or Anglican Churches, then you need to confess this sin within the sacramental forum provided by your faith. If you aren't within the Catholic Church, but are within the Orthodox or Anglican ...


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I'm going to disagree slightly with Andrew Leach on this one. As far as excommunication: since you obviously weren't a member of the Church at the time, excommunication is obviously impossible. The information Andrew gives on excommunication for abortion is valuable, though; you should certainly be aware of just how seriously the Church takes this action. ...


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Cf. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) | usccb.org Q. For who is the RCIA? A. RCIA is for the uncatechized candidates both baptized and unbaptized for the purpose of bringing them into full communion with the Catholic Church. Q. Are baptized but uncatechized candidates for reception into the full communion of the Roman Catholic Church ...


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It is a sin of the gravest seriousness, and results in excommunication by virtue of committing the act (this is what latae sententiae means: one does not have to be declared excommunicated; procuring an abortion procures excommunication). It must be confessed. As the excommunication is not reserved to the Apostolic See, any priest with the faculty to remit ...


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I'll try to answer this from a Catholic perspective. In the situation you described, even if A confesses his sin to a priest, he's still two steps short of being forgiven. Both steps involve the fact that supernatural contrition for one's sins is a necessary part of the sacrament of penance (or, in modernist language, the sacrament of reconciliation). ...


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Actually you got it wrong as alot do... No it is not confess to a priest and you're done... You dont even need a priest to do it..! It is something I believe is totally wrong that got spread widely through the last centuries..! You could just pray for god and ask him for mercy and forgivness but you really have to mean it...! Also not to make the same sin ...



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