What is "Internal Forum"?


Could you please explain to me what "Internal Forum" is?


Internal Forum, is the type of judging or dispensing that remains completely confidential.

In the sense, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is an example of Internal Forum. What you say there stays there. The priest is not allowed to mention what you say to anyone.

However, I think that the internal forum that you are asking about is in the area of marriages.

In the case of a marriage that is not recognized by the Church, permission can be granted for the Catholic to receive the sacraments, in so far as he/she agrees to try and live according to the demands of Christian moral principles, and that they receive the sacraments in churches in which they are not known so that they will not create any scandal.

God Bless, Fr. Ray