The Seal of Confession: Media Goes for Drama Over Accuracy

  “Are church confessions safe?” – CBS Detroit “Can religious confessions be used against you?” – Detroit Free Press “Pastor-parishioner privilege?  Court of Appeals to hear arguments” –  All of the above headlines refer to a case which is being adjudicated this week by a three-judge Michigan Court of Appeals panel. And all of them misunderstand at least some aspect of the Sacrament of Confession. Some Things to Know Up FrontConfession (big “C”) is a Sacrament in the … [Read more...]