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  • Government Proposal to Break The Seal of Confession is Without Precedent [Ireland]

    07/15/2011 2:16:30 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The Irish Catholic ^ | 7/14/11 | David Quinn
    The Taoiseach, the Minister for Justice and the Minister for Children are all indicating that a proposed new law will require priests to break the seal of confession if someone confesses to them the crime of paedophilia. This would make us the one and only country in the Western world to have such a law. Even Revolutionary France in the days of its worst violence against the Church did not pass a law requiring the breaking of the seal of confession. The justification for the law is that the crime of paedophilia is so heinous that no one who hears...