Defeat Modernism
The Novus Ordo 'bishops' and 'priests' should all be put in jail for impersonating Catholic Priests and Bishops.
Seer3
They need to do confessions in secret now.
Robert P Hartley
Always do your confession in secret! If it is face-to-face, it isn’t Catholic. No true Catholic priest wants to know the identity of the confessor for obvious reasons!
De Profundis
It is a gutless letter. He shuold clearly instruct his priests to not violate the seal of confession.
prince0357
The title is living martyrdom.
Men who ask for the ordination to the priesthood know about the consequences. Bishops and cardinals have the colour of blood in their frock.
De Profundis
It's going to mean the state bugging confessionals and sending in spies pretending to be penitents, for the purpose of nailing and eliminating Catholic priests.
Seer3
Archbishop Costelloe is correct, of course. This is, however, a rather softball sort of pastoral letter. I hope that in private he is pointing out to his priests more than he says: that the seal of Confession is absolutely inviolable, whether by word, action, or implication; that any priest who violates it is automatically excommunicated; and that they should be willing to face prison or even …More
Archbishop Costelloe is correct, of course. This is, however, a rather softball sort of pastoral letter. I hope that in private he is pointing out to his priests more than he says: that the seal of Confession is absolutely inviolable, whether by word, action, or implication; that any priest who violates it is automatically excommunicated; and that they should be willing to face prison or even death to maintain it. Much worse is on the way, and our priests (and lay people as well) need to be prepared for real sacrifice.
De Profundis
Facts Not Lies
This is a hard subject... one which has no 'right' from all perspectives.

a) We want confession to remain sacred and private.
b) We want to care for the innocent.

In some cases, both are not an option. Catholic doctrine made the decision that 'a' takes precedence making the non-secular decision.

Now, the secular government wants this changed. Hmmm, well in prior conditions (you know... when …More
This is a hard subject... one which has no 'right' from all perspectives.

a) We want confession to remain sacred and private.
b) We want to care for the innocent.

In some cases, both are not an option. Catholic doctrine made the decision that 'a' takes precedence making the non-secular decision.

Now, the secular government wants this changed. Hmmm, well in prior conditions (you know... when we had a pope with a spine), this would likely be simply 'NO' and political assertions would be made reinforce adherence.

But, with silicone spined 'leadership'... all bets are off.
De Profundis
Priests have been martyred for this principle. Let us pray it does not come to that.