Catholic Clergy Appeal to Supreme Court to Protect Seal of Confession

National association of priests file amicus curiae brief to defend inviolable seal of confidentiality between confessor and penitent

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The sacrosanct seal of confession is inviolable according to Catholic theology and canon law. The absolute secrecy of the sacrament of Penance is an exercise of the First Amendment and any dilution of that confidentiality between confessor and penitent would violate every Catholic American’s religious liberty and would unconstitutionally infringe and restrict the free exercise […]


Fr. John Trigilio, Jr.

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