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To: MrEdd
Confesors don't cover up for child rapists. Name one case in, oh, the last 100 years in which that was even alleged to have happened.

Confessors are canonically required, in the case of a confessed felony, to tell the penitent that he can't be absolved unless he confesses to the police. Under ordinary circumstances, the priest wouldn't even know who the offender is anyway, since confessions are anonymous.

You knew that, right?

16 posted on 07/18/2012 8:19:30 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

If it doesn’t and hasn’t happened, then the edict is merely stating the obvious for effect and there would be zero reason to think much about it.

You knew that, right?


20 posted on 07/18/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Aren’t the penitents allowed to choose between anonymous and not?


30 posted on 07/18/2012 9:21:30 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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