A reader asks:

The Eastern Churches have secret confession, too. Are their rights also at risk or is this just an anti-Catholic move? Episcopalians and Lutherans also have a form of confession which I’m sure they’d want to defend as private.

Depends on how badly Caesar wishes us to have no other gods before him. And how stiff a resistance we put up when he overreaches. Certainly if the 800 pound gorilla of the Catholic Church cannot stop this attack on her right, the statistically tiny numbers of other denominations have nothing to shield them from the Lidless Eye of the State.