The Seal of the Confessional

Posted August 15, 2017 5:08 pm by Peregrinus Toronto

The Seal of the Confessional

In 2011, I wrote the following article. Now that the “Seal of the Confessional” is again being challenged — this time in Australia, here is an edited version of the same article which has consistently been one of the most read pieces on this blog:The furor in Ireland [and now Australia] over the mishandling of child abuse cases has caused the Irish government to propose legislation that would break “the seal of the confessional” i.e. the absolute requirement that priests not reveal what is confessed to them in the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance).These secular authorities and others with prejudice against

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