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Church Can't Withhold Names in Calif. Priest Files
Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 1/7/13 | Greg Risling

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:47:51 AM PST by marshmallow

Edited on 01/08/2013 7:58:46 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles must release the names of church leaders and pedophile priests identified in thousands of pages of internal documents recounting sexual abuse allegations dating back decades, a judge ruled Monday.


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1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:47:56 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
"Don't they have the right to know what happened in their local church?" Elias said before ruling from the bench."

IF these documents were not introduced as evidence in any trial then where does such a right come from?

2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:51:43 AM PST by circlecity
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To: marshmallow

The church can release the sexual orientation of the abusive clergy, as well.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:54:39 AM PST by skeeter
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To: marshmallow

If there’s any intersection of this information with anything that was disclosed in confession, compliance will be quite a sticky issue.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 8:40:21 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick
If any of the information in these documents was disclosed in confession, then the seal of confession has already been broken, irrespective of whether or not the information is made public.

The seal of confession applies to priest and penitent only. Anything written down on paper and shared with a third party constitutes a violation of that seal.

Making public the documents mentioned in the article has nothing to do with the seal of confession.

5 posted on 01/08/2013 9:04:36 AM PST by marshmallow (.)
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To: marshmallow
"Do not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses. Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear." 1 Tim 5:19-20
6 posted on 01/08/2013 11:06:47 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: aimhigh

There ya go using God’s word again. Catholic Church doesn’t need God’s word for their dogma or rules.


7 posted on 01/08/2013 11:54:34 AM PST by CynicalBear
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To: marshmallow
From the article (not enough to go over the excerpt limit):
Files released in other places, such as Boston, have shown the church shuffled predator priests among parishes without calling police.
This was done all over the country, and the higher ups that sanctioned sending pedophiles to other areas to continue their horrible assaults on children should be prosecuted for aiding and abetting the worst kind of criminal behaviors.

Isn't it against the law to not report this type of criminal behavior? Have the people who did this, have they no shame??

8 posted on 01/08/2013 3:25:04 PM PST by Syncro ("So?" - Andrew Breitbart (The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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