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To: stuartcr

If it’s a real crime, they are supposed to refuse absolution until after the penitent turns himself in to the authorities.


8 posted on 07/18/2012 7:51:05 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake; Mrs. Don-o

I don’t believe that is accurate at all. Absolution is of God and the Church. Turning one’s self in to authorities is relative to many other circumstances. The Penance is but one.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 8:37:49 AM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: wideawake

That doesn’t do much for the cause of justice or future crimes commited by that person, does it?

What would happen to a priest that reported a criminal act divulged to him in confession?


25 posted on 07/18/2012 9:06:48 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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