Milwaukee priest loses confession faculties after confession column
March 24, 2023
CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee announced that he has “immediately removed the canonical faculties of Father [James] Connell to validly celebrate the Sacrament of Confession and to offer absolution, here in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and thereby also in the Catholic Church around the world.”
The 80-year-old priest has lent his support to legal efforts against the seal of confession. (See Jeff Mirus’ commentary.)
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