Thursday, July 19, 2012

Australian parliamentary inquiry questions confessional seal

CWN - July 17, 2012: A legislative committee in Australia’s state of Victoria is questioning whether the government should honor the confessional seal.

The parliamentary committee is considering new laws to toughen requirements for reporting abuse of children. Soliciting public comments, the committee has prepared a questionnaire that asks whether priests should be required by law to report child abuse mentioned in the confessional. 

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