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Monica Doumit: We all need to protect the Seal

I tell people sometimes that the Second Coming will happen in either Ontario or Victoria. It may be more of a joke than a...

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,...

Priestly martyrdom to uphold confession isn’t new

https://youtu.be/tPnOL6khYCs Around the world, governments push to break the seal of Confession A symbol of the historical commitment priests have to the seal of confession greets...

James Parker: New threat to seal of confession

Spare some prayers for the confessional seal in Western Australia. WA’s Minister for Child Protection, Simone McGurk, recently announced a law to force Catholic and...

California bishop: ‘No priest may obey this law’

Bishop will accept arrest before breaking seal Bishop Michael Barber SJ of the Diocese of Oakland, California, has said he would sooner accept arrest and...
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