Ireland’s Justice Minister Alan Shatter is planning to introduce legislation later this year that would put people in jail for 10 years if they withheld information that would help prosecute a child abuser.
Who would oppose legislation like that?
Catholics priests, of course. And Bill Donohue.
Spokesman Fr Sean McDonagh told the paper: “I certainly wouldn’t be willing to break the seal of confession for anyone — Alan Shatter particularly.”
Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin Raymond Field said: “The seal of the confessional is inviolable as far as I am concerned, and that’s the end of the matter.”
So if someone comes into the confessional booth and says, “I molest kids,” the only thing these priests will do is have them say a few Hail Marys.
Tell God? Sure. That’ll help…
Call the cops? Never. That would be unconscionable.
Is there any other organization that claims to care about children while actively harming them in the process?
(via Joe. My. God.)