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SOLICITATION

The crime of using the sacrament of penance, directly or indirectly, to lead a person into a grave sin against chastity. A priest who commits solicitation is to be suspended from celebrating Mass and from hearing sacramental confessions, and in more flagrant cases is to be degraded. There is a grave obligation to lodge an accusation with ecclesiastical authorities against a priest who is known to be guilty of solicitation.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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