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If there is no priest for confession how can someone do confession and gain absolution.

My city only has priests of the novus ordo.

There are certainly traditional Catholic priests available for Confession.  You should consult the Official Traditional Catholic Directory, available from the homepage of the TRADITIO Traditional Roman Catholic Network,, to find one, even if that involves some travel on occasion.  Sometimes it may take some effort, but in that effort you will enhance the grace of Faith and will develop a relationship with a confessor who can personally come to know your spiritual state and prudently guide you.  


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