57 min

U.S. States Take Aim at the Seal of Confession ~ Eric Kniffin Crown and Crozier

    • Christianity

Does protecting kids mean we have to turn priests into government informants?It might sound like a far-fetched question. But during their recent legislative sessions, a few U.S. state legislatures found themselves wrestling with this exact question.Under the guise of seeking to strengthen measures to safeguard children, several legislative proposals would have required priests to violate the seal of confession if information regarding incidents of abuse came to their attention in the confessi...

Does protecting kids mean we have to turn priests into government informants?It might sound like a far-fetched question. But during their recent legislative sessions, a few U.S. state legislatures found themselves wrestling with this exact question.Under the guise of seeking to strengthen measures to safeguard children, several legislative proposals would have required priests to violate the seal of confession if information regarding incidents of abuse came to their attention in the confessi...

57 min