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Can a priest break the seal of the confessional? Can a priest break the seal of the confessional?

Can a priest break the seal of the confessional?

Thursday 17 August 2017

Rome Reports.comThe Australian four-year Royal Commission, which investigates cases of paedophilia in religious groups and other public institutions in the country, has published 85 recommendations to reform Australian law. One proposal is for the law to oblige priests to break the secrecy of confession to reveal paedophiles.If legislation were reformed, Catholic priests would be placed in an impossible position: they would have to choose between committing perjury or automatic excommunication. This is because Canon 983 in the Code of Canon Law ensures that ‘the sacramental seal is...

ACU welcomes two distinguished leaders to its senior leadership team

Wednesday 16 August 2017

Media and Communications Office

The University’s Senate on Tuesday 15 August endorsed the appointments of Father Anthony Casamento CSMA as ACU’s inaugural Vice President and Professor Hayden Ramsay as Pro Vice-Chancellor Assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President and Professor of Catholic Philosophy.

The newly created position of Vice President is responsible for the Catholic-related operations of the University and brings together new and existing Catholic functions. The creation of this position also emphasises ACU’s Catholicity.