THIS KIND OF SITUATION JUSTIFIES GENERAL ABSOLUTION WITHOUT PRIVATE CONFESSION AS AN ACT OF PENANCE IS BETTER THAN SEEKING SHELTER WHEN ONE'S LIFE IS ABOUT TO END!
During Hawaii missile alert, Honolulu Catholic bishop led a penance rite
On Saturday, as Hawaii residents were jolted by an alert of an
incoming ballistic missile, a priest was distributing Holy Communion to a
group of Catholics celebrating Mass in a chapel owned by the Diocese of
Honolulu. Suddenly, a deacon interrupted him and held up a cellphone
showing the incoming missile alert that went out shortly after 8 a.m. It
urged people to seek immediate shelter. In the era of Kim Jong Un,
residents of the Aloha State know all too well that it can take less
than 30 minutes for an incoming missile to travel from North Korea to
Hawaii. Despite the possibility of impending doom, the Rev. Mark
Gantley, who was leading the Mass, didn’t mention the alert to
worshipers or stop ...