Dating an agoraphobic
Dating an agoraphobic
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The life that emerges is one of a bitter and depressed woman who who has apparently alienated everyone, including her husband. This new woman that she has become though, convinces him to put his plans on hold.Notice that the law does not say that there are other means of confession, but other means to be reconciled to God and the Church in the event one cannot make use of the ordinary means.While “other means” may be many and varied, one way, for example, that has been specified is to make an act of perfect contrition, resolving to get to confession as soon as possible.Lastly, Canon 213 says, “The Christian faithful have the right to receive assistance from the sacred pastors out of the spiritual goods of the Church, especially the word of God and the sacraments.” If going to confession is “physically or morally impossible” to you, your right to receive the sacraments would commend a “just cause” (Can.964 §3) for a priest to come to you and hear your confession outside of the confessional.What “other means” are being referred to in 960 in the event that one cannot go to confession?
Consider Canon 916, which addresses the reception of Holy Communion: Can. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to celebrate Mass or receive the body of the Lord without previous sacramental confession unless there is a grave reason and there is no opportunity to confess; in this case the person is to remember the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition which includes the resolution of confessing as soon as possible.God always presents an ordinary means of grace and salvation, yet if one cannot make use of them through no fault of their own, God's hands are not tied.He still makes provision for those who call upon Him.See the attached news story, Bullish on Internet´s Role in Evangelization, from Zenit news service for comments from Archbishop Foley, head of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, which confirms what is written here. If you have further questions or would like to receive more information about Catholics United for the Faith, please contact us at 1-800-MY-FAITH (693-2484). Please note that all email submitted to Catholic Exchange becomes the property of Catholic Exchange and may be published in this space.Published letters may be edited for length and clarity. In order to be valid, sacramental confession and subsequent absolution must be given in person.