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"Jon":3ius88wo wrote:
Since he is bound by the seal of confession he would be breaking that seal if he told the police. The priest could advise the penitent to turn himself in to the police, but the priest could not go to the police himself.[/quote:3ius88wo]
But isnt this a major flaw in the belief of Confession? Believe me, I am not trying to find flaws within the Catholic Church considering The Orthodox Church, of which I am a part of, has the same seven sacraments-including confession. It’s just that I mean most people would be too terrified to turn themselves in for a murder, especially if its convenient enough that they got away with it. It is possible that, if not turned in to the police by the Priest…they would get away with it