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To: impimp
But I will tell you now that no reporting of any crime, no matter how horrific, should take place if it means the confessional seal is broken. God’s laws are more important than the state’s laws.

Yeah, well, I'm thinkin' the Lord has an opinion on the molestation of children, too. Or do you suppose that the sexual molestation of a child is a breaking of the state's law only?

8 posted on 06/14/2012 9:00:18 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon
Seeing as how I am not a Catholic, I don't have to confess to anybody but God.

Nevertheless, it is hard for me to see how a priest could offer absolution and forgiveness if the sinner was determined to continue in his sins.

Not saying the Irish government is right. It's not. This IS a freedom of religion thing. I'm just glad that I will never be a priest in such a situation, nor a self-righteous liberal lemming that would try to force this on the Church.

Hang tough, Catholics of Ireland!

10 posted on 06/14/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen instrument - the trumpet)
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