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Originally posted by Pisky
I would have thought that unless a priest was absolved of his own sins, then his own acts of absolution would be invalid. Similarly a Catholic is not supposed to accept the eucharist while in a state of sin, so has to go to confession beforehand.
Originally posted by CommonSense
Accepting the Eucharist is "OK" if you're in a state of venial sin, mortal sin is where the problems start. Ouch! Mortal sin is knowingly and intentionally violating any of the 10 Commandments.
Originally posted by Netchicken
Sinners cannot absolve sinners. The entire concept is not biblical. The action of confession is merely the rituals of people who don't understand what Christ did, and who he is.