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  • Solomon Gomez 4 days

    There are number of things in the confessional.

    1. A priest does not know the identity of person other side of the curtain, who is making confession.
    2. Why a priest should be going outside the confessional box and find out the identity of person.
    3. Why should a person who have committed a crime such as abusing a child, would come to confession. This is highly unlikely that a person would come to confessional and make a confession of such crime.
    4. Observing a confessional seal is ‘man made law’ (Cannon Law) it is not made by God and what is made by man can be modified, changed for the benefit of other humans.
    5. In my opinion ‘what a person hopes to get, confessing such crime in confessional’ If he has been God fearing, in the first place he should had not committed such crime, why he wants forgiveness from God, why not reconciling with other humans, against he has committed crime. Human relations are more important that God’s relations.
    6. Church should review its policies and ‘man-made laws’ and change them for the benefit of humanity.

  • George Burnell 3 days

    This attack on the Church is “rubbish” legislation, I.e. unworkable and unenforceable, and I think clergy and laity should continue regardless.  However, if governments resort to oppressive tactics against priests, such as bugged confessionals or fake confessions, might that not justify broader use of general absolution?