If a priest is really committed to protecting children, he could certainly get creative about how to handle information about abuse received in confession. For example, if a minor tells him that he/she is being abused, there's nothing to prevent him from telling the child to come to him OUTSIDE OF CONFESSION and repeat the allegations. He could then certainly act.
But you have to really have the desire to protect children, not the reputation of the church....
Melanie Jula SakodaSurvivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)SNAP East Bay Directormelanie.email@example.com
June 23, 2012 at 1:13 a.m.
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