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North Dakota Bill Would Force Priests to Violate Confession Seal in Abuse Cases

If the bill passes, priests who would fail to report known or suspected child abuse, even if revealed in the confessional, would be considered …
Ultraviolet
"It happened in 2019 in California and Utah" Did "it" now? The bill was signed into law? Yes or no, @sahmommn? If the answer is 'no', then "it" didn't happen. Idiot legislators are always introducing unfeasible bills. It's their right and part of the political process.
sahmommn
Legislation was introduced in California and Utah. I understand how our political process works. Thanks
Ultraviolet
So then the answer is, "no". Neither bill was signed into law and therefore nothing forced priests to violate the seal of the Confessional. Not in California and Utah in 2019, nor anywhere else in America.

If you understand all this, then I shouldn't have to explain what you presumably already know.

Every year, US legislators propose all sorts of craziness and much of it is found "inexpedient …More
So then the answer is, "no". Neither bill was signed into law and therefore nothing forced priests to violate the seal of the Confessional. Not in California and Utah in 2019, nor anywhere else in America.

If you understand all this, then I shouldn't have to explain what you presumably already know.

Every year, US legislators propose all sorts of craziness and much of it is found "inexpedient to legislate". Disturbingly, sometimes bad bills DO get "snuck in" and become part of the law. Then there's a huge outcry, a major lawsuit and the law is overturned in Federal court.

Nothing of the sort has happened regarding Catholic confession and thanks be to God for that. So far.
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It happened in 2019 in California and Utah. Stay educated, live in the world not of it.