This is from 2016.
A priest ministering to a young woman struggling with a former abortion.https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/watch ... ign=buffer
2016 - Quote taken from text:
"Fr. Elias said that priests should never be afraid to speak the truth to everyone they encounter so that by hearing the truth they might be given the chance to become free from the bondage of sin by living in the truth.
When priests speak the truth in love, especially truths that might be labeled today as politically incorrect, they are not speaking on their own behalf, Fr. Elias said, but on the behalf of God the Father. And God the Father will make priests “really strong” to reach mercifully into hearts of darkness to bring the divine light of life and happiness.
“This is the challenge for priests today, just talking clearly, straightforwardly and not being scared of the other. Souls are craving for that,” he said. “You see, if mercy stops at your fear, it is not really mercy. If you want to test your mercy, go where it is scary to go.
That is a nice test whether your mercy is real…
That is the final fatherly test of your mercy.” End quote.