Can you just walk into a church and talk to a priest?

You can walk into any church, denomination not important. Not to a service, not to talk to anyone.

Can I walk into a church and talk to a priest?

You’re free to talk to the priest, but he cannot absolve you since part of absolution is restoring your communion with the Church. Technically, anyone with a valid baptism can be absolved even if he has not yet received the other sacraments of initiation.

Can you just talk to a priest?

Any person is free to approach a priest to talk, discuss life issues, etc with “conversion” being absolutely NO precondition. But realise… while most priests have some background in psychology, counseling, marriage and family issues, we are not psychologists nor marriage counselors nor therapists.

Can a non Catholic talk to a priest?

Yes. Any baptized Christian may go to a Catholic priest for confession – or any Catholic minister for spiritual advice or pastoral counseling – anytime. No special circumstances necessary. For that matter, anyone who wants to talk to a priest or other minister and ‘confess’ something may do so.

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Can you attend church without being a member?

Absolutely. Churches are, for the most part, very welcoming places. They can also be places with a lot of politics and fiefdoms, not unlike a corporate workplace. But if all you are doing is visiting you would never see any of that.

Can you ask a priest for advice?

Absolutely, and they’ll be happy to give it. You can ask them for advice outside of confession too, they might be busy, but even if they are they’ll tell you when they can talk. Most priests are very kind and supportive, so definitely ask for advice if you feel the need.

Are non-Catholics allowed to go to confession?

Confession For Baptized Non-Catholics

Confession is a sacrament reserved for Catholics who have gone through baptism and are in communion with the church. However, If you are non-Catholic, but have been baptized the proper Christian way, you can seek out a priest for penance in cases of grave necessity.

What can’t a priest do?

Almost uniquely among human occupations, priests cannot marry, as a function of their vocation; nor can they engage in sexual acts, as proscribed by Catholic moral teaching.

Is it OK to say God bless you to a priest?

Yes, in our tradition you really are not supposed to bless a priest. It is like you are saying you are somehow above him in authority.

Can I email a priest?

Yes email your priest. Yes call your priest.

Can a priest give last rites to a non Catholic?

Who Can Receive Last Rites? The Last Rites are for any Catholic who wants to receive them. However, they’re also for non-Catholics. For baptized non-Catholics who can’t reach their own minister, they can receive the Last Rites within a Catholic church.

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Can Catholic priests tell confessions to the police?

Can the priest report it to the police? Absolutely not under any circumstances, nor can any court or legislative body compel the priest to break the seal. The priest is forbidden to disclose anything said in the confessional under penalty of excommunication.

Can a non Catholic receive Communion?

So only those in communion can receive Holy Communion. … Non-Catholics can come to as many Catholic Masses as they want; they can marry Catholics and raise their children in the Catholic faith, but they can’t receive Holy Communion in the Catholic Church until they become Catholic.

What is it called when you believe in God but don’t go to church?

Agnosticism is the view that the existence of God, of the divine or the supernatural is unknown or unknowable. Another definition provided is the view that “human reason is incapable of providing sufficient rational grounds to justify either the belief that God exists or the belief that God does not exist.”

Can you just walk into a church service?

You can walk into any church, denomination not important. Not to a service, not to talk to anyone.

Can I just go to church?

In general, yes. Most churches are openly looking to grow and gain members, so they tend to be very kind to visitors. Many churches will have books in the pews with the songs, order of the mass, common prayers, etc.

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