Seal of confession

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Australian bishop protests law requiring priests to break seal of confession

A new law in Australia will require Catholic priests in Canberra to break the seal of confession to report child... Read more

Why priests can’t break the seal of confession, despite UK lawyers’ recommendation

Lawyers in the United Kingdom have recommended that mandatory reporting laws apply to priests in the confessional, in order to... Read more

A victory for the seal of Confession in Louisiana

Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse of minors, the Louisiana... Read more


Louisiana court upholds priest's 'seal of confession' rights

A state appeals court in Louisiana reaffirmed that Catholic priests cannot be forced by law to violate the seal of... Read more


Could a US priest face jail for refusing to break confession seal?

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit... Read more


Christian groups stand with diocese to protect Seal of Confession

Nearly 20 organizations, both Catholic and other denominations of Christian, have joined the Diocese of Baton Rouge in asking the... Read more

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Supreme Court asked to defend Seal of Confession in La. case

The Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that a diocesan... Read more


La. diocese: priest cannot break seal of confession

After the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest may have to testify about an alleged confession, the Diocese of... Read more