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Monica Doumit: How can this be a priority?

For what it's worth, I think Premier could use time better If I were an advisor to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, I would suggest she...

Simcha Fisher: Acts of contrition for Catholic Toads

In the story 'Alone' from the beloved children's book Days with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel, Toad goes to visit his friend Frog,...

Simcha Fisher: How I’m teaching about confession with the Sheep Game

My faith formation class -- mostly eight-year-olds -- has watched this amazing video several times. It's short, and shows a man rummaging around in...

Confession challenge made law in Victoria, Tasmania

Priests in Tasmania and Victoria will now face possible jail terms if they do not report information regarding child sexual abuse made during the...

Simcha Fisher: Catholicism without Christ

More and more secular women are discovering that they can use technology to track their natural biomarkers, helping them make informed choices about their...

Monica Doumit: Abusers: do they confess? Probably

A couple of weeks ago, Natasha Marsh wrote a story highlighting a current review likely to recommend abolishing the Seal of Confession in the...

Confession seal crisis deepens

Australian Attorneys-General consider removing confessional privilege The Council of Australian Attorneys-General has moved to consider introducing laws across the nation legally requiring priests to break...

Confession must never be violated, says Vatican

https://youtu.be/fPyOuQifQpQ Absolute secrecy of the Confessional In the light of "a worrying negative prejudice" against the Catholic Church, Pope Francis ordered the publication of a document...

Challenges to Confession seal attributed to abuse scandals

https://youtu.be/pUtHTYSDjRc Conversion in the Confessional For centuries, the Catholic Church has maintained that what a penitent says to a priest in the confessional is strictly confidential,...

WA moves to force clergy to break seal

Priests in Western Australia will soon have to report information about child sexual abuse gained under confession under changes to the state’s mandatory reporting...
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