Answered By Fr. Charles Grondin
Is a Protestant allowed to go to confession?
The Code of Canon Law:
Catholic ministers administer the sacraments licitly to Catholic members of the Christian faithful alone (can. 844 §1).
Non-Catholics may receive Catholic sacraments only if there is a danger of death or a grave necessity and they fulfill all of the following conditions (CIC 844 §4):
- Cannot approach a minister of their own community
- Seek the sacrament(s) on their own accord
- Manifest Catholic faith in respect to the sacraments being sought
- Are properly disposed to receive the sacrament(s)