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Question from Michael on 7/24/2014:

Is there ever a reason where a priest will not/cannot give absolution in confession?

Answer by Catholic Answers on 7/29/2014:

Michael--

Yes, it is usually happens when the penitent does not express repentance for sins committed. In a few cases, it may be that the priest determines that the penitent is canonically impeded from receiving the sacrament. Anytime a priest must deny absolution, he should carefully explain why absolution was denied and how the penitent may resolve the issue that caused the denial so that the penitent may try again for absolution at a later time.

Michelle Arnold
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