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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?

9 posted on 06/14/2012 9:11:28 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Oberon

God has expressed His divine opinion on this. He founded the Catholic Church. Then His church made saints of many priests who died rather than break the confessional school. Also the Church excommunicates any priest who breaks the confessional seal. Why would a priest want to risk losing grace in his soul, and maybe be denied Heaven?

And who will be giving guidance to the criminal if the criminal is scared to go to the confessional?


12 posted on 06/14/2012 9:55:04 AM PDT by impimp
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To: Oberon

Of course the Lord has an opinion on molestation. Molesting children is evil.

That’s why you confess it. Because it’s a sin.

If it wasn’t a sin, you wouldn’t confess it.

Hmm, I don’t know how I can make that any clearer.

But how does stopping paedophiles from confessing their crimes stop them from committing those crimes?

Answer: it doesn’t. In fact it makes it more likely that they will carry on.

And as well as separating these most terrible of sinners from a vital sacrament, the Left get a way to attack the church by staging fake confessions as part of a ‘sting’.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 9:56:08 AM PDT by agere_contra
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