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1 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT by narses
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2 posted on 07/07/2014 8:34:27 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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Too much case law on this...it won’t stand.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 8:36:14 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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Lutherans also believe that the seal of the confessional is absolute and inviolate.

Unfortunately very few Lutherans avail themselves of the opportunity to receive its protection, and, more importantly, the Holy Absolution.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 8:37:51 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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In this case though there was an “out of confessional conference’ with the family of the child. At that time the Priest should have informed the family that they had a duty to report the abuse and that he also had that duty. This would not have broken the seal of confession.


9 posted on 07/07/2014 8:59:27 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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This is a hill to die on. The priest should defy such illegal impositions by Louisiana judges, go to jail in defense of the priest/penitent privilege protecting against requirements of such testimony.

The jailing of the priest for contempt of a court which is itself contemptuous of the law would make him a hero and a martyr in the public eye. It would also set an example of just how far the Church would go to protect the seal of the Confessional. He would also be a hero to fellow prisoners.

This scenario brings to mind the brilliant film entitled For Greater Glory or La Christiada dealing with the similar oppressions against Catholicism by the evil Marxist Mexican government of Plutarco Calles.

In today's Louisiana as in 1920s Mexico: Viva Cristo Rey!

15 posted on 07/07/2014 10:22:48 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em Danno!)
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That decision should get squashed like a bug on First Amendment grounds.

If not...as a practical matter, they’re asking him to reconstruct the times and content of confessions that happened five or six years ago. I frankly doubt he would be able to do it with any reliability even if he wanted to.


26 posted on 07/08/2014 1:56:21 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Catholic doctrine and discipline may be walls; but they are the walls of a playground."--GKC)
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