Wonder what you make of the news that Cardinal Sean Brady has voiced vehement opposition to Irish government plans to criminalise priests who do not report sex abuse admitted in the confessional.
Speaking for the first time on the issue yesterday, the Archbishop of Armagh embarked on a collision course with Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, when he insisted that any intrusion on the sacraments was “a challenge to the very basis of a free society”. Under the legislation, currently being drawn up, a priest would be guilty of a criminal offence if they were told of a sexual abuse case and failed to report it to the civil authorities.
How about if a priest has a murder confessed to him ? What about if a terrorist atrocity is revealed? Does Vatican Canon law have any place in a modern society? What say you/