Western Australia Turns Seal of Confession into Crime

The Labour Government of Western Australia is about to force priests to report knowledge about child abuse gained through the sacrament of confession, 9news.com.au (May 23) writes. Those convicted …
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Its only going to be a short time before a priest is set up in a sting operation where he knows the person confessing and they confess a non existing sin to be able to have him arrested.
Lion IRC
LOL - secular authorities typically ignore and disbelieve priests. Now they are trying to force them to speak.
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Anonymous Confession is the answer
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I think it’s time for the remnant church to go fully underground. Leave the mason like parishes to the, new fake religion priests...
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I have no doubt it is true this would immediately be used to blackmail priests. God help us.
June 2018

Bishop O'Kelly said child sex abuse was "not a common crime" and no one had ever confessed it to him in his 46 years as a priest.
"The second thing is no paedophile with any brains at all is going to go near a confessional if there's mandatory reporting.
"They're of their very nature highly secretive.
"It seems to me to be purely symbolic — it's a way of the state asserting that the …More
June 2018

Bishop O'Kelly said child sex abuse was "not a common crime" and no one had ever confessed it to him in his 46 years as a priest.
"The second thing is no paedophile with any brains at all is going to go near a confessional if there's mandatory reporting.
"They're of their very nature highly secretive.
"It seems to me to be purely symbolic — it's a way of the state asserting that the Catholic Church is subject to the law of the land."
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