I can't find the link to the article, but I'm not sure why this is controversial in blogosphere.
When you are struggling with a certain sin, it is recommended to use the same priest so he can advise and help you with the struggle and be sure you are not using the Sacrament as a crutch to continue doing whatever it is you're doing. If you are using it as a crutch, the practice is a grave danger to you and at a certain point, the priest has to refuse to absolve. It's very rare that a priest would have to resort to refusing to absolve and I can't think of a situation where it would happen on the first attempt of a penitent to absolve the sin.
In a year of Mercy, there will hopefully be a lot of souls who have strayed and want to return. If they are seeking absolution, there is recognition that the behavior is wrong, their salvation is in peril and they need to fix it -- so the idea is to infuse the soul with Sanctifying Grace. Sanctifying Grace will lead to right judgment and the priest will get them there through the Sacrament of Confession and reception of the Eucharist.
Let us say a priest discovers somebody is shaking up with their lover. The priest explains that he or she has to be celibate until they can move out or Sacramentally marry. A priest can tell whether the person is trying to resolve the situation the next time he comes back and it may take numerous trips to overcome temptation, move out or regularize the situation.
There is no room to remain in a situation that can never be regularized. The only action can be separation. Given we are in a year of mercy and Pope Francis has dispatched 1000 confessors, isn't this an acceptable course of action?
Everything the Pope says and does isn't completely off of the reservation. Why not assist in drawing people to absolution?
"During this Jubilee, the Church will be called even more to heal these wounds, to assuage them with the oil of consolation, to bind them with mercy and cure them with solidarity and vigilant care. Let us not fall into humiliating indifference or a monotonous routine that prevents us from discovering what is new! Let us ward off destructive cynicism! Let us open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!"