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Violation Of The Seal Of Confession (Canon Law)

VIOLATION OF THE SEAL OF CONFESSION

 

Can. 2369

 

§ 1. Cofessarium, qui sigillum sacramentale directe
violare praesumpserit, manet excommunicatio spe-
cialissimo modo Sedi Apostolicae reservata; qui vero
indirecte tantum, obnoxius est poenis, de quibus in
can. 2368, § 1.

 

§ 2. Quicunquc praescriptum can. 889, § 2 ternere
violaverit, pro reatus gravitate plectatur salutari
poena, quae potest esse etiam excommunicatio.

 

 

 

There are two ways of breaking the seal of confession,
as described in the fourth volume of this Commentary.
Violation is direct if, together with the matter confessed,
the name of the penitent is revealed, either ex-
plicitly or by a description which reveals his identity.
It is indirect if, from the confessor's way of acting or
speaking there is danger that the sin of the penitent and
his identity become known, thus rendering confession
hateful.

 

Can. 889, § 2, obliges also interpreters and all others 
who may in any way have acquired knowledge of con- 
fession, to keep the seal.

 

I. A confessor, says our canon (§ 1), who dares to 
break the seal of confession directly, remains under ex- 
communication reserved modo specialissimo to the Apos- 
tolic See.

 

a) The term confessor implies a priest... .

 

Source: "A Commentary on the New Code of the Canon Law"
(all volumes) by Dom Charles Augustine Bachofen, O.S.B., D.D., 
Imprimatur, 1918 A.D.

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JOHN NICHOLAS | Reply 04.10.2019 15.40

Fr V denies that the Holy Ghost assists the Cardinals in electing a new pope. That is why he presumes that they can elect anti popes at any given time.

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 04.10.2019 15.28

Note: The Slavic priest [WOLF] who wrote a 16 page article against the heresies of the Schismatics Sanborn & Dolan (who finding himself unemployed for BREAKING the Seal of Confession & more, "prayed", then speed dialed Don & Dan to "make rent") is (cont.)

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER 04.10.2019 15.34

... sending more miserable purposeful Disinformation spam out, to try to confuse/capture sheep (for his dinner table). Beware! (cont.)

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER 04.10.2019 15.33

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PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER | Reply 20.09.2019 11.23

Note: A former Catholic priest from an impoverished Eastern European country, has started to send unwanted emails to the faithful in order to attempt to seduce them from the Barque of Peter. He will say anything for money (i.e., flip his views instantly).

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER 20.09.2019 21.00

One documented example is he wrote a 16 page article (which TCW has in its possession) against the heresies of the Schismatics Sanborn & Dolan, whom he claimed to many he held beneath contempt - as of even earlier this year. And now (cont.)

PAPAL RESTORATION STAFF MEMBER 20.09.2019 20.59

... after incurring ipso facto excommunication for violating the sacred seal of confession, and "low on dough", has fully embraced these perverts' international "traditional" biz.

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