Tag: Seal of the confessional

Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

Australian states to have priests report abuse disclosed in confession

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania have become the latest in the country to pass legislation criminalizing priests who fail to report the abuse of children disclosed during confession. The country’s six states and two territories are all expected have such laws in place in coming months.

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Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Gomez: ‘Every abuse case one too many,’ but confession bill no solution

Saying that “confession is sacred to every priest and every Catholic,” Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez is calling on Catholics to tell their state senators to vote “no” on a bill that “would order priests to disclose information they might hear in confession concerning the sexual abuse of minors.”

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California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

California ‘confession bill’ viewed as violation of religious liberty

| Pablo Kay | May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bill making its way through the California Legislature would make the state the first since 1999 to require priests to choose between violating the law or violating the seal of the confessional.

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