Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting
The Catholic church in Australia said on Friday it would oppose laws forcing priests to report child abuse when they learn about it in the confessional, setting the stage for a showdown between the country's biggest religion and the government.
Pope Francis, leader of the world's 1.3 billion Catholics, is facing sexual abuse crises in several countries and the stance taken by the Australian bishops reflected the abiding, powerful influence conservatives in the Church.
Visiting Ireland earlier this week, Pope Francis begged forgiveness for the multitude of abuses suffered by victims in Ireland, and he has promised no more cover-ups....
It's incredible to see Satan fighting on both sides of the battle in this law less conflict. In fact Satan is fighting on three sides being also in the pedophilia too. He is very busy in Australia these days.
Confession should be to God alone and not to the idolatrous Romish priests. But the Roman miscreants remain in the darkness where Bible is concerned.
2Peter 2:2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of."
Noel Debien wrote: ...Ireland passed the Children First Act in 2015, which required mandatory reporting from clergy, and if the experience there is anything to go by Australia may need to ready itself to punish Catholic priests who refuse to break the seal of confession.
That's if law enforcement can catch and convict them. The possible penalties for failing to comply are not yet clear. American courts have tried to insist priests break the seal of confession, going so far as to threaten them with jail.
Catholic priests have long anticipated such a move.
"If a law is introduced to say that a priest should reveal a confession, I'm one of those priests who will disobey the law," ...priest Frank Brennan....
Professor Brennan was not being overly dramatic. He spoke in consistent agreement with more than a millennium of Catholic practice and law....
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They have been bouncing this idea around in Australia for quite some time now. What they need to bounce around is the idea of that parents, especially Catholic ones, to pay attention to what their children are saying and how they are behaving, and quickly go to the police--not to the church--to get the problem corrected