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Topic: seal of Confession

US diocese asks Supreme Court to reverse decision compelling priest to break confessional seal

Legal step is the latest in a case involving Father Jeffrey Bayhi

Priest could be jailed for refusing to break seal of Confession

Church is to appeal ruling by US state court that priest should be compelled to testify

The Irish government is going to make it a criminal offence for a priest not to tell the gardai when a sex offender confesses his crime: I say, bring it on

A few dozen Irish priests in jail will do the Church nothing but good

The Joanna Yeates trial and the Salvation Army chaplain who heard a confession of murder

The details of the case have been distressing: surely the jury can hear these in private?

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