The Associated Press

July 10, 2014 by  
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Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

“Confession is one of the most sacred rites in the Church. The Sacrament is based on a belief that the seal of the confessional is absolute and inviolable. A priest is never permitted to disclose the contents of any Confession,” Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, said in a statement this week blasting the ruling.

Asked about other whether any similar rulings have been issued in other states, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights pointed to other court decisions that upheld the secrecy of confession.


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