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Tommy: The seal of confession should be broken if it means saving kids

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm

“The defense of the sacramental seal and the sanctity of confession can never constitute some form of connivance with evil, on the contrary, they represent the only true antidote to evil that threatens man and the whole world,” states the note signed by the head of the penitentiary, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza on July 1. 

What all of the above means, simply stated, is that if you’re a priest hearing the confession of a pedophile who says he’s molesting a child, you can’t tell anyone. You can’t tell the police. You can’t tell the Bishop. You can’t tell parents to keep their kids away the pedophile. In other words, you forgive the offender and send him on his way. Most experts will tell you a pedophile cannot be cured; so odds are you’re sending him off, cleansed of his sins, to victimize more children.

I’m a cradle Catholic, but, I gotta tell ya, that’s the most un-like Christian thing I can imagine. Do you REALLY think, in your heart of hearts, that Jesus would approve of that? My heart tells me that CHILDREN ALWAYS COME FIRST! If there’s only food for one, they eat FIRST. If there’s only shelter for one, THEY SLEEP INSIDE. If only one person can be protected it is, WITHOUT DOUBT, THE CHILD.

You can listen for yourself what our friend, and frequent guest, Fr. Jim Bretzke had to say about it.

And then the thoughts of a well respected Professor of Law from The Catholic University of America, Mary Leary.

What do YOU think?

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