Cardinal: Pope John Paul II approved letter on shielding priest abuser
Any priest would automatically be excommunicated if he revealed the contents of a Confession.
It has gone through the courts.
Read “The Seal” by Fr. Tim Mockaitis (Happened in good old Oregon!)
...Cardinal Castrillon retired from his Vatican position in 2006. His replacement, Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, has said instances of priestly sexual abuse need to be brought to the attention of the civil justice system and not just to church authorities...
The shameful behavior of predatory priests shocks and shakes me to the core. It is despicable. To me, it is far, far worse than medical professionals and teachers who exploit the children entrusted to their care.
I cannot defend the indefensible. All I can say is that there are pedophiles in all professions. All I can do is pray for these sick souls (and, of course, file protective services and police reports as appropriate)
What confession? This is, I think, the second time you’ve linked to something that didn’t say what you claimed it said.
Is this a common tactic of yours? I’m just asking so I know whether or not anyone should pay attention to your links or not.